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Karl Nerenberg | In 1968 when an assassin killed Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader was becoming more radical. Today, prisons are at the heart of a new Jim Crow.
Columnists
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | 50 years later, as Trump radically increases the Pentagon budget and guts social programs and the State Department, King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech remains chillingly relevant.
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Harrison Samphir | King recognized that "person-centred" thinking could reorder the set of values used to justify racism, poverty and militarism in Western society.
Book Review
Stephen D'Arcy | What is militancy and is it ever ethical to be militant? Stephen D'Arcy builds on the controversial words of Martin Luther King and vivid examples of political action to examine resistance.
Activist Toolkit
| Origins of MLK Day, accomplishments of the man, and what it all means today
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Gerry Caplan | Martin Luther King would surely have been confounded by the record of Barack Obama, whose presidency would have been unthinkable without King and who paid King a lengthy tribute at the commemoration.
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Jesse McLaren | While King and his "I have a dream" speech are universally known, the origins and organizer of the march have largely been written out of history.
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Elizabeth Schulte | Some 100,000 people in all gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial to be a part of a demonstration to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom.
Columnists
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The FBI operation against Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most shameful episodes in the long history of the U.S. government's persecution of dissenters.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. 1964 (Photo: Library of Congress)
Simon Black | On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
Columnists
Amy Goodman | Professor Jeanne Theoharis debunks the myth of the quiet seamstress in her new book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.
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MLK Poor People's Campaign of 1968 by Kofi Bailey.
Josh Mandryk | King was killed just weeks before the Poor People's Campaign was set to launch, in Memphis, Tennessee where he was supporting striking public sanitation workers.