MLK interview about “new phase” of the civil rights movement 11 months before assassination

I found this gem today and I wanted to pass it along in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As the inauguration of the first black vice president looms large this week the strong military presence and shutdown in D.C. makes it obvious we still have a lot of work to do.

The attack on Capitol Hill was both jarring and disgusting. The noose they constructed, chants of “hang Mike Pence” and the brandishing of a confederate flag inside House chambers made me sick to my stomach. White nationalism is a scourge on the soul of America and we need to hit the reset button on how we talk about it and how we track and combat it.

The future of our great nation depends on it.

MLK day is just around the corner on January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, in the United States, holiday (third Monday in January) honouring the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. A Baptist minister who advocated the use of nonviolent means to end racial segregation, he first came to national prominence during a bus boycott by African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. He founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957 and led the 1963 March on Washington. The most influential of African American civil rights leaders during the 1960s, he was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, facilities, and employment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is celebrated this year on Monday, January 18, 2021.