The Poor People’s Campaign: Martin Luther King, Jr. and America’s Fourth Revolution

To embrace class as a social movement category is to re-engage King’s consciousness and do justice to his legacy. By Dr. James Freeman (Manhattan College) and Dr. Peter Kolozi (Brooklyn Community College Introduction This essay traces the development of King’s thought and organizational strategies as he came to realize the successes of the first half[…]

How a Heritage of Black Preaching Shaped MLK’s Voice in Calling for Justice

A long heritage of black preachers who played an important role for enslaved people shaped Martin Luther King Jr.’s moral and ethical vision. Introduction The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. President Barack Obama mentioned King in both his Democratic National Convention nomination acceptance and victory speeches in 2008, when[…]