MLK Day Monday numbers: The battle to preserve American democracy
In the decades since it became a national holiday, Martin Luther King Day has served as a vehicle to lift up a number of causes that Dr. King himself championed – from racial equality to ending poverty to world peace. Today, however, as we mark what would have been MLK’s 93rd birthday, events have rendered all those causes (and many others of great import) secondary to an overriding imperative: the preservation of our democracy.
Editorial rightfully asks us to remember the MLK that wasn’t widely popular in his time
It’s King Day. Today, January 15, would have been the 89th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As with so many great figures in history, the passing decades have softened our remembrance of the time in which King was active and during which he lost his life. Today, even conservative right-wingers whose forebears stood […]