Lewis Baldwin reflects upon how studying Martin Luther King, Jr.'s prayers provides guidance and illuminates King's teachings.
MLK's prayers provide a window into his practice of nonviolence.
We continue our Black History Month series by looking at Beacon's books covering the Civil Rights Era, in particular the work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s prayers provide instruction for communities of faith seeking inspiration.
Martin Luther King, Jr. revealed in his prayers his conception of a global spiritual connection between faiths.
Prayer, and his relationship with a higher power, was central to the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Free at Last! Free at Last!” God grant that right here in America and all over this world, we will choose the high way; a way in which men will live together as brothers. A way in which the nations...
The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, a courageous leader of the civil rights movement, died today at the age of 89. You can read his obituary at the New York Times or at the Washington Post. In Rev. Shuttlesworth's memory, we share...
"The only real revolutionary, people say, is a man who has nothing to lose. There are millions of poor people in this country who have very little, or even nothing, to lose." Dr. King's words still ring true today.
People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. In this excerpt from All Labor Has Dignity, he ties together the War in Vietnam with the problems facing the labor movement.
"I thought of twenty million black people who dreamed that some day they might be able to cross the Red Sea of injustice and find their way to the promised land of integration and freedom. There was no more room for doubt."
In his final book, Martin Luther King, Jr., demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty
The Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., officially opens to the public today. In honor of this historic event, we'll be posting excerpts from books in The King Legacy series on Beacon Broadside every day this week.
Union organizers rally around the country today in support of public workers. Read about why they chose April 4th, and read an excerpt from All Labor Has Dignity.
King's words can show us that killing public employees unions today would be immoral as well as foolish
What the color line was to the 20th century, the faith line might be to the 21st.
Excerpts and multimedia for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Beacon Press editor Gayatri Patnaik talks about the latest books in The King Legacy Series.
The King Institute shared with our blog scans of Martin Luther King's program from the 1963 March on Washington.
The following is an excerpt from Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story by Martin Luther King, Jr.. Beacon Press is giving away copies of this book as part of our Black History Month giveaway on Facebook. On December 1, 1955,...