MLK's Economic Agenda
In my latest teach-in learn what the civil rights leader had to say about wealth and the Beloved Community
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There is so much more to understand about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s approach to justice and human flourishing. Not only have we reduced Martin Luther King's vision to a single line from his "I Have a Dream" speech, we have also forgotten or ignored his vision for economic equity.
In my latest teach-in I talk about King's economic agenda--one that he had from the beginning of his work as a pastor and moral philosopher all the way back in the 1950s and that he infused into his vision of the Beloved Community.
We also get into how the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday came to be and a 15 year saga to get to sign the bill into law and how you can celebrate MLK Day.
This is simply an introduction and there is so much more to say about justice and equity when it comes to wealth. For now, let us simply remember that greed has led to many injustices and a sincere reckoning with the love of money and racism is long overdue.
The video premiers on MLK Day 2023 at 11 am ET. Watch and comment on my YouTube page. Be sure to subscribe to see upcoming videos.
You can also listen on my Footnotes podcast.
Some resources you'll want to check out to learn more:
To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice
Article- Jobs Are Harder to Create Than Voting Rolls
Listen to "Letter from Birmingham Jail" on Pass The Mic
Nonviolence 365- The King Center
Smithsonian Transcription Project- African American History