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Remembering Martin Luther King, the Radical for Peace


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Remembering Martin Luther King, the Radical for Peace

Stephen Zunes

It is nothing short of tragic that the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4 arrives during a presidential administration containing some of the most overtly racist individuals to hold positions of such political power in generations.

Most people learn only about King’s great accomplishments in the fight against racial segregation and Jim Crow laws in the South. Yet King also opposed the de facto segregation in housing and other manifestations of racism in the North, and was a passionate advocate for peace.


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Rest In Peace Dr. King.


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King’s “radicalism” reminds us of George Orwell’s admonition that “in an era of widespread deceit, telling the truth is considered a radical act”.