Previous month:
July 2011
Next month:
September 2011

20 posts from August 2011

A new book about one of the great African-American religious thinkers. 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 →

When a minority of youth lash out violently, their crimes are met with outrage, revulsion and an almost exclusively punitive response. But there is more to young people than flash mobs and riots. 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 →