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MLK Day Remarks: Where We Go From Here

January 21, 2013


Dr. King Remarks: Austin C. McCoy 1/21/2013 Today I will address two questions that the organizers prepared for us—one addressing “progress” since the March on Washington, and then I will address what we could do to help President Obama in his second term, or, where we go from here. I want to start with a […]

Every Day Must Be Martin Luther King Day*

January 21, 2013


Originally published on MLK Day in 2010. I will publish my latest remarks later on today.  I thought I would repost my latest MLK Day piece with this robust conversation about King’s legacy and Glenn Beck’s demonstration occurring. More thoughts about all of this are possibly forthcoming… There is little doubt that Martin Luther King […]

The Task Ahead: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution”

January 15, 2013


From January 16, 2012: Yesterday President Obama and his family celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday at the historic Zion Baptist Church in Washington, DC. While there, the Obamas listened to the Deacon read passages from Dr. King’s seminal “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”[1] Yet, I wonder if the President was aware of the […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican—or Not: Reflections on the March on Washington and MLK’s Legacy

August 28, 2012


“Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all of God’s children.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., speech to Negro American Labor Council in 1965* “We must create full employment or we must create incomes” — Martin Luther King, Jr., “Where Do […]