Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses a crowd

The Center for Urban Education honors freedom-fighter, intellectual, and minister Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who modeled a radical vision of equality, justice, anti-imperialism, and anti-militarism.

We invite you to reflect on his legacy through studying his teachings and writings and committing to collective struggle for liberation. This continues his work.

MLKMLK Talks "New Phase" of Civil Rights Struggle, 11 Months Before His Assassination

In 1967, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King spoke with NBC News about the "new phase" of the struggle for "genuine equality."

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MLKMLK Reads His "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

In this important text written on April 16, 1963, King writes: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

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MLK"Is This (Y)our King?": Truth-telling as Freedom Praxis

This keynote address by CUE Executive Director T. Elon Dancy was presented during Seattle Colleges' 49th Annual Community Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., on January 17, 2022.

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MLK with a small group of children and adultsReclaiming Martin Luther King Jr.'s Radical Vision

This essay by CUE Associate Director Richard D. Benson was published by the African American Intellectual History Society.

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