On His 86th Birthday, Dr. King’s Life Takes On New Meaning In a Time When Black Rage Still Overflows

January 15, 2015 8:18 PM

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As the nation pauses today to celebrate the birth and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it feels like the most auspicious time in years to consider the meaning of this man and his movement.

We have witnessed months of activists and protesters filling the streets in a rage-induced movement that borrows many of its moves and motives from the highly educated Baptist preacher who stood toe-to-toe with presidents. Indeed, the details of King’s relationship with President Lyndon B. Johnson h...

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