“Because of his dedication to the cause of justice and the imperative of human dignity, he wrestled with the soul of a nation and challenged it to reach its highest destiny. King injected new meaning into the very veins of American society and gave his life to make our democracy real.”

Representative John Lewis (D-GA)

Martin Luther King's Beloved Community and #BlackLivesMatter

The movie Selma deserves the accolades it has received not just for its artistry but also because it lays bare for modern day activists the kind of strategies that are necessary to work a social transformation. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a Christian theologian but he was also a tactician. He recognized the power and absolute moral authority in love and nonviolence. He championed agape love.(More information...)

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Dr. Cornel West

These days, few people appreciate how truly radical Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-one selections, curated and introduced by Cornel West, that illustrate King’s revolutionary Christian vision as a democratic socialist, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism.

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