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Martin Luther King Jr.

Direct Action Must Be Remembered As Part of Dr. King's Legacy
Glen Ford: The Civil Rights Movement ended official racial discrimination in the U.S., but many of its leaders broke with grassroots organizing and direct action and instead chose to become business leaders or members of the Democratic party.

  January 16, 2014

King's Teachings on US Imperialism Opened My Eyes to Radical Thought - Dayvon Love on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)
Young Baltimore activist Dayvon Love tells Paul Jay how MLK's teaching that American blacks must be anti-imperialist, changed his life.

  January 19, 2014

Obama's March on Washington Speech Lacked Structural Analysis
Anthony Monteiro: Obama administration has nothing to do with MLK's legacy

  August 28, 2013

Should Obama be Welcomed at 50th Anniversary of March on Washington?
Writer and activist Ajamu Baraka explains why President Obama should not be welcomed at the March on Washington Commemoration

  August 26, 2013

Tens of Thousands Mark 50 Year Anniversary of the March on Washington
The Real News' Jaisal Noor speaks to Gary Younge, Cornel West and Amaju Baraka on relevance the 1963 March on Washington and if today's civil rights leaders are true to the movement's legacy

  August 26, 2013

Cornel West Says Civil Rights Leaders Have Failed The Movement
In an exclusive interview with The Real News, Cornel West argues civil rights leaders have failed to hold president Obama accountable

  August 26, 2013

Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence
Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. made the comment that the U.S. government [was/is] "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today". This was in context to a speech delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City - exactly one year before his untimely death.

  April 5, 2013

The Black Elite and the Legacy of Martin Luther King
Glen Ford: Black upper class took advantage of legal victories won by MLK and the Civil Rights Movement and then helped to undermine the movement

  January 21, 2013

The Radicalization of Martin Luther King
Anthony Monteiro: Obama's presidency has nothing to do with the legacy of King, it's actually the opposite

  January 20, 2013

The Revolutionary MLK
TRNN REPLAY: Jared Ball: Martin Luther King Jr. stood for revolutionary transformation; he is used today to support policies that he fought against

  January 14, 2011

MLK: Why I Am Opposed to The War in Vietnam
Martin Luther King Jr gave this sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967

  January 16, 2012

Dr. MLK Jr: Struggling not to lose him Remembering King's overlooked critique of exploitation and militarism

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