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Martin Luther King

Poor people, unite you – across racialization

Sylvie Laurent: King and the Other America. The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

ECONOMIC INequality: In an era where anti-racism is being demarcated as identity politics and white poor are accused of blaming Trump, it is helpful to be reminded of Martin Luther King's attempt to bridge the gap against racism and economic inequality.

Buber and King

: 50 years after his death, archival findings support that Martin Luther King was very much inspired by a Jewish philosopher of religion.

What is happening in the United States?

: Martin Luther King fortunately died at the right time, writes author Bill Caldwell. 

I must break the silence!

: In the Riverside Church in New York, civil rights activist Martin Luther King gave this speech on April 4, 50 years ago, in which he clearly distanced himself from the Vietnam War. The speech was aimed at the Americans themselves, and led to him losing the FBI guard he had received after many death threats. On the day one year later, he was shot and killed. The speech, translated by John Y. Jones, is greatly abbreviated here.