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REFLECTING ON MLK JR.’S LEGACY: PASSING THE BATON

As I reflect upon the life and legacy of Dr. King on the occasion of his mutilation some fifty-four years ago, I realize my celebration is bittersweet.  The beloved community he had envisioned is far from fulfillment. Continue reading

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THE “USEFULNESS” OF MLK, JR.

On April 4, 1968, I was grounded for some reason that now escapes me—probably because of paternal capriciousness rather than childhood petulance.  I recall a few days earlier that I overheard my father opine that Martin Luther King, Jr., would … Continue reading

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