Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Two young Black girls ride by a black and white Martin Luther King mural in Miami

How I Met the Real Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s image has been flattened into that of a non-threatening dreamer. But the truth is, he was a politically radical thinker who not only fought for racial justice but for restructuring the economic order in this country.

Dr. Martin Luther King in a range of images including a family photo and a photo from a speech

Deciding to Lead With Love, Despite an Enraging Political Climate

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. teaches us that leading with love is a decision rather than a naturally occurring phenomenon. In this hostile political moment, commit to practicing a love that makes room for anger but not for contempt.  

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Assassinated 48 Years Ago Today

Dr. King was just 39 years old when he was killed.

WATCH: Gary Clark Jr. Celebrates Black Resistance Through the Ages in 'Hold On' Video

From the Freedom Rides to the protests in Ferguson, Clark affirms the power of fighting for justice in his new music video. 

RECAP: From #ReclaimMLK to #MLKNow, a Day of Action, Service and Remembrance

On the 30th anniversary of the first national celebration of MLK Day, activists and celebs take to the streets and the stage to strengthen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

'Bloody Sunday' Survivor Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at Age 104

Boynton Robinson lived long enough to demonstrate on Selma’s infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge twice—once in 1965 and once in 2015 with President Obama