This piece by underscores something I've long found disturbing: that we (white people) speak about the Civil Rights Movement as having somehow concluded -- successfully -- in the year that its most visible leader was assassinated.
on this 50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK, I wanted to share my reflections again on the whitewashing of his legacy, and America's running racial self-delusion: #MLK50 #KingLegacy
This by is a ferocious, documented argument that we have misread the meaning of MLK’s death. It’s a long read and worth the time.
If nothing else, read today.
My essay from the KING issue. “The life of King past mid-1965, a radical three years spent fighting a tide that had turned against him, is barely mentioned today.”
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a galvanizing event, but the premature end of a movement that had only just begun, writes. #KingLegacy
What does "victory" look like for a Civil Rights Movement with so many martyrs? Extraordinary writing here from on why Dr. King's assassination wasn't a galvanizing moment, but instead the premature end of a movement that had only just begun.
This piece by - about how we fundamentally misunderstand the way the nation processed King's assassination in 1968 - is one of the best #mlk pieces I've read today.
If any of you are confused about the whitewashing of King’s assasination, read this:
This is sobering, an excellent piece: The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a galvanizing event, but the premature end of a movement that had only just begun, writes. #KingLegacy
“A single bullet fired from a Remington rifle traveled through King’s spine on April 4. The revolution died with him; the country caught fire.” 🔥 by #KingLegacy
Damn this is an incredible essay. I gotta cop the mag today --> The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a galvanizing event, but the premature end of a movement that had only just begun, writes. #KingLegacy
Read on the revolution that died when Martin Luther King did. And then watch him discuss with
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a galvanizing event, but the premature end of a movement that had only just begun, writes. #KingLegacy
"Embracing King became a way to rejoice in overcoming and to reify white innocence, even while ignoring the cries of those who had certainly not overcome." #KingLegacy
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a galvanizing event, but the premature end of a movement that had only just begun, writes. #KingLegacy
"A single bullet fired from a Remington rifle traveled through King’s spine on April 4. The revolution died with him; the country caught fire." From
The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a galvanizing event, but the premature end of a movement that had only just begun, . #KingLegacy
The assassination of Black leaders worked
"Embracing King became a way to rejoice in overcoming and to reify white innocence, even while ignoring the cries of those who had certainly not overcome" on the whitewashing of Martin Luther King's legacy
The whitewashing of MLK's assassination