Martin Luther King, Jr., isn’t the only racial justice hero—you can be one too. Simply drill down on your daily routine, ask some basic questions about equity in the institutions you engage and deploy your own hero powers to fight for it.
We've pulled together some of Colorlines.com's best essays on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy--and its relevance today.
by Tim Wise on January 17 2011, 8:00AM
Today’s remembrances abstract non-violence from justice, colorblindness from racial equity and public service from radical social transformation.
by Barbara Ransby on January 14 2011, 9:51AM
Civil rights historian Barbara Ransby says we are all King’s political heirs.
by Michelle Chen on January 13 2011, 9:47AM
Global Justice columnist Michelle Chen explores the legacy of King’s antiwar activism.