Blackout for Human Rights hosted its 3rd Annual “MLK Now”, a free event celebrating the words and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and I was there to take pictures.
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Martin Luther King Jr. had an monumental impact on the American Civil Rights Movement and on American democracy in general. Also see our section on Civil Rights, African-American Voting Rights, or Minority Voting Rights.
It is incredibly important to remember his role as one of history’s most important proponents of voting rights and democracy
More than most years, 2018 will be a year filled with remembrances of Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Mom like all matriarchs in our family came from a generation that had great work ethic and incredibly strong determination, something inherent in most working class people that learned to fend for themselves.
On this day Lyndon B. Johnson addressed Congress urging legislation that would guarantee voting rights
His nonviolent resistance spoke to a respect for the law that can only be called conservative
King’s historical memory found the roots of revolution in the best of American political traditions. The student led sit-in movement renewed the civil rights struggle and launched the student movement.
King envisioned a revolution of values, a freedom revolution that would destroy the institutionalized structures of oppression. This revolution took shape in current social movements but was also deeply rooted in the American past.
The beloved community evoked a world based on community values of mutual aid and cooperation, the recognition of interdependence, shared responsibility and respect freely given.
King placed civil disobedience within a framework consistent with the inside/outside strategy. The disruptive nature of direct action and the process of negotiations are part of the same strategy.