King’s Legacy, Our Future

January 19, 2015

What would Martin Luther King be doing right now had he not been cut down so violently in the prime of his life?

Would we find him in non-violent protest on the streets of Ferguson, New York City, Detroit, or any of the hundreds of other places where black people, especially black males, are routinely targeted because of the color of their skin?

Would we find him speaking out against a blatantly biased Grand Jury system unwilling to prosecute police officers?

One thing is for sure: we would find him fighting “the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism.” In many ways it is the same fight as our fight. The fight for economic and social justice cannot be won when corporations have Constitutional rights and money is protected political speech.

The best way to honor Dr. King is to carry on the fight. Join us on Tuesday, January 27 at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern for a webinar on how to get involved and stay involved in Move to Amend. Click here to register.

The promise of King’s oratory is among the greatest American legacies on Earth. His words helped drive the expansion of freedoms to millions of Americans and have inspired freedom fighters all over the world. But perhaps his greatest legacy was his organizing skills. King, along with many others, built a powerful people’s movement, and left behind a template for success.

Connect to the fight for justice in 2015 on Tuesday, January 27 at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern for a webinar on how to get involved and stay involved in Move to Amend. Click here to register.

Martin Luther King had a dream. So do we. King’s dream can only be realized when ours is: We want to make real the promise of democracy. Help us make the dream come true. Click here to register for the webinar.

P.S. Many people feel King’s most important speech was “A Time to Break Silence”, also known as “Beyond Vietnam”, delivered April 4, 1967, at the Riverside Church in New York. It is as meaningful today as it was then—click here to listen, and please tune in to our weekly internet radio show, Move to Amend Reports. This week we will be discussing the legacy of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.

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