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Nikki Giovanni: ‘Martin Had Faith in the People’ | The Atlantic The day after King’s death, the writer-activist wrote a poem about what his loss meant to a movement. Fifty years later, she discusses how his model of leadership lives on.

The day after King’s death, the writer-activist wrote a poem about what his loss meant to a movement. Fifty years later, she discusses how his model of leadership lives on.

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A Black Evangelist Who Opposed Dr. King | The New York Times New research shows how Elder Michaux, the first minister with a weekly television show, worked with the F.B.I. to discredit the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

New research shows how Elder Michaux, the first minister with a weekly television show, worked with the F.B.I. to discredit the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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50 Years After His Assassination, We Are No Closer to Realizing MLK’s Most Radical Dream | New York Whether we have made any progress toward realizing King’s more radical dream — the one he was chasing at the time of his death — is far less clear.

Whether we have made any progress toward realizing King’s more radical dream — the one he was chasing at the time of his death — is far less clear.

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The Civil Rights Pastor Who Declared ‘I Am a Man’ | The Daily Beast James Lawson was a Civil Rights icon who saw the need for the fight to include economic inequality. He also unintentionally doomed King by inviting him to Memphis.

James Lawson was a Civil Rights icon who saw the need for the fight to include economic inequality. He also unintentionally doomed King by inviting him to Memphis.

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HBO’s Documentary King in the Wilderness Is a Chilling Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final 18 Months on Earth | The Root King in the Wilderness presents MLK Jr. as a multidimensional individual who took up many causes toward the end of his life, and the consequences that ultimately came with it.

King in the Wilderness presents MLK Jr. as a multidimensional individual who took up many causes toward the end of his life, and the consequences that ultimately came with it.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s scorn for ‘white moderates’ in his Birmingham jail letter | The Washington Post The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing the “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” in the margins of newspapers, on scraps of paper, paper towels and slips of yellow legal paper smuggled into his cell, where he was kept in solitary confinement after being arrested April 12, 1963, on charges of violating Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing the “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” in the margins of newspapers, on scraps of paper, paper towels and slips of yellow legal paper smuggled into his cell, where he was kept in solitary confinement after being arrested April 12, 1963, on charges of violating Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations.

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Bessie Rogers and Taylor Rogers | StoryCorps Retired Memphis, Tennessee sanitation worker Taylor Rodgers and his wife, Bessie, were at the Mason Temple on April 3, 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”.

Retired Memphis, Tennessee sanitation worker Taylor Rodgers and his wife, Bessie, were at the Mason Temple on April 3, 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”.

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