28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Bayard Rustin

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History has largely ignored the man who taught nonviolence to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Brother “Never Heard of Him”

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We celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. JJ Vincent has the story a key leader you’ve probably never heard of.

Celebrating Dr. King the Right Way

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On MLK Day 2014, John Lash asks us to fully realize the profound power of our daily actions both to change ourselves and to change others.

Three Martin Luther King Quotes You Probably Won’t Hear Today

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The truths he spoke as a living man don’t necessarily match the narrative that’s been fitted onto him as a dead icon.

Thích Nhất Hạnh Kicked My Ass

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How a Nobel Peace Prize nominee gave Cameron Conaway one of the biggest beatdowns of his life.

My Surprisingly Inspiring Trip to the West Bank: Echoes of Our Civil Rights Movement

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Journalist Jeff Cohen finds a silver lining at the Palestinian West Bank.

Stories from the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

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Photographer Dick Simon went to Washington to be a witness to the way things have changed in the past 50 years — and some ways they have not. Here are the photos and stories of people he found there.

Statue of Frederick Douglas Unveiled in D.C.

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Frederick Douglas joined fellow black Americans in Emancipation Hall when a 7-foot bronze statue was unveiled earlier this week.

See What One School Did to Eliminate Bullying (Video)

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Larchmont Elementary used the time during MLK day and No Name Calling week to talk about civil rights and the great leaders that fought for them.

Self Check: Holding Ourselves and Our Communities Accountable

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Kai M. Green insists that too many times, oppressed people use whatever power they have secured to oppress another, instead of using that power to challenge the hierarchal order of things.

The Elephant in the Room: Militarism

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Jeff Cohen believes militarism and perpetual war are our country’s biggest problems.

Emory University Unveils New Civil Rights Exhibit

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Dorothy Cotton said, “It should not be forgotten that change is possible, as painful as it is to remember it. But change is possible.”

The MLK That Never Gets Quoted: “Don’t Let Anybody Take Your Manhood”

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“Move down into the inner resources of [your] own soul and sign with pen and ink of self-assertive manhood [your] own Emancipation Proclamation.”

A Perfect Test

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A San Francisco native travels to the Mississippi Delta for lessons on another America.

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What Chaucer Can Teach Us About ‘The War On Men’

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Lynn Biesner insists that the much-needed men’s revolution will first require a re-imagining of our social structure.

Petraeus, MLK and JFK: Why I Don’t Demand Fidelity From My Political Leaders

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Emily Heist Moss asks a lot of her leaders, but one thing she doesn’t demand is fidelity.