There are few figures in American history who are as important as Martin Luther King. We should all take a moment in remembering the man and his legacy and not allow him to be used as an instrument of gaslighting and division. Follow closely his wisdom of judging people not by the color of their skin but by their character when politicians try to use him to further divide us.
There are many ways of commemorating the man, please let us know how you will in the comments. I’d love to hear your stories. I will be having a short discussion with my sixth grade students on his life, times, and legacy. Even though none of them are American, racial inequality and injustice touch all of our lives.
In these trying time when our democracy and our rights are under sustained attack, we must take the time to remember who came before us as we carry the fight forward. MLK fought for more than civil rights. He fought for the poor and working class of all races. He fought for democracy and the right of every citizen to vote.
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“Martin Luther King, Jr. San Francisco June 30 1964” by geoconklin2001 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0