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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... Read more →


"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. Read more →


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. Read more →


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. Read more →