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The Struggle for The People's King

How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement

How the misuses of Martin Luther King’s legacy divide us and undermine democracy

In the post–civil rights era, wide-ranging groups have made civil rights claims that echo those made by Black civil rights activists of the 1960s, from people with disabilities to women’s rights activists and LGBTQ coalitions. 

The Struggle for The People's King
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As seen in: Washington Post; BBC News; The Guardian; NPR; Axios; LA Times; The Hill; The Grio; SF Weekly; Poets & Writers; The Washingtonian.

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"Time itself is neutral; it can be used either destructively or constructively. More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people...

We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right."

Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait, 1964

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