Today The Legacy of MLK Could Not Be More Important
In these bleak days, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, has never felt more important, and today we take the day to celebrate his birth and his legacy. His ideas, philosophies and his actions helped bring the civil rights movement into greater focus, and gave social rebellion in America a guide and precedent that defined it.
Today, Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy is in greater focus than ever. As police killings of African Americans reaches an impossible to ignore status in the public eye, and a man who ran on hate is about to be sworn into the presidency, the modern Civil Rights Movement — Black Lives Matter, whose non violent tactics mirror King’s — could not be more important.
Twitter user @DJRarela included MLK quotes that are less often quoted— things more critical of the establishment that held people down for so long — sometimes accompanied with iconic photos from the modern Black Lives Matter movement. They’re a good guide in the coming years, and here are a few of these fantastic graphics.
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