Educators can use story-telling to make students more politically aware.
Election campaigns inspire hope, but they can also quickly lead to political despair. A scholar says young citizens can learn how to take positive action and stay hopeful.
Thurman taught King Jr. that spiritual cultivation was necessary to take on the intense work of social activism.
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Thurman was 30 years older than King: the same age, in fact, as King's father. Among his most significant contributions was bringing the ideas of nonviolence to the civil rights movement.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the picket line at the Scripto plant in Atlanta, Ga., December, 1964.
Most people think of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader who led the nation in addressing the evils of systemic racism. What many don't know is that he also championed labor unionism.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , chats with African-Americans during a door-to-door campaign in 1964.
African-American minister, theologian and mystic, Howard Thurman, left a profound influence on Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s message of love matters today.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong.
Demonstrators calling for justice in a protest march.
King led one of the most successful resistance movements in American history. It was related to his Christian faith. He urged his followers to emulate the love that Christ epitomized.
An April 30, 1966 file photo of King Jr. addressing a rally in Birmingham, Alabama,
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Martin Luther King Jr. used a prophetic voice in his preaching -- a hopeful voice that addressed human tragedy. But it was the black clerics who came before him, who helped King develop that voice.
Children learn hatred and violence, two pediatricians write, and they also learn love and respect. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the two doctors offer things you can do to teach tolerance.
Who is responsible for today’s campus troubles?
On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, five educators reflect on recent campus protests and describe concrete actions universities can take to bring opportunity to all.
From hashtag to the streets.
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The public response to the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner has been compared to the 1960s civil rights movement. There are many differences between what happened 50 odd years ago and today but…