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Martin Luther King Prophetic Message To America

January 15, 2015
Martin Luther King Prophetic Message To America

Consistent with the 7 Principles and symbols of Kwanzaa, we present the continuing African American Breakthrough Series. Each article in the series will be linked to one of the 7 Principles or symbols. This will provide an instructive example of how the principles and symbols can be used throughout the year. We are mindful...
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January 16, 2013

In August of 2006, Dalia Ziada, a young Egyptian writer, discovered her favorite comic-book action hero. He trumpeted justice. He preached of nonviolent pressure. And he had dreams of a promised land that protest might bring. Ziada had just heard the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “It was amazing and really...
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In Honor and Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2013
In Honor and Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr at a critical moment in American and African American History. The Kwanzaa Guide is pleased to return to devoting blog space to African American History and the heroic figures in our Black History. The narratives of American and African American history are often...
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Revisiting The “Dream Speech”: Martin Luther King’s Vision of a Redeemed America

January 14, 2011
Revisiting The “Dream Speech”: Martin Luther King’s Vision of a Redeemed America

Martin Luther King will forever be associated with the vision of America achieving its aim of a “more perfect union.” King’s speech envisioned a renewal of America, a redeeming of its ‘soul.” Moreover, the “Dream” speech re-set the framework for racial dialogue and the boundaries for political possibility-dismantling of racial segregation. Throughout the speech,...
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Restoring Martin Luther King’s Image and Legacy

January 13, 2011

The King 2011 celebration will more than likely follow the template of the past, sanitizing his teaching, censoring his more radical speeches, de-contextualizing King from his works and critique of American society, and repackaging his image to make him a non controversial hero. To the contrary, Martin Luther King (MLK) was against the established...
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