Civil Rights Leaders 2024 Insights on Martin Luther King's Courage
January 18, 2024
During his short life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped on all kinds of powerful toes in his fight for civil rights, and he was a courageous and determined leader who refused to let prison or violence sway his end mission. He also never lost sight of the fact that civil rights-addressing racial and economic injustice-were inextricable from liberation, freedom, equality, and world peace.
As the founding leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Dr. King led a nonviolent movement to abolish the triple evils crippling American society: racism, poverty, and militarism. As...