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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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Ten Essential Books on Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18, 2010

As we begin the second decade of the twenty-first century, the celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. provides us with lessons and insight into many of the problems we face in the twenty-first century. To be sure, most of the problems of the twenty-first century have their roots in...
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