“Much of Dr. King’s broad and powerful message is in danger of being left behind, as new generations come to know him only through history and see him more as myth than man.  His life and great works are still relevant to the complex realities of today’s social problems and if we allow the richness of his example to recede, we lose the opportunity to learn from him.  There is still so much to learn from walking in his path.”

Senator Edward Kennedy 

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Where Do We Go from Here?” Sermon, 50 Years Later

On August 16, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “Where Do We Go from Here” sermon at the annual convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Fifty years later, Dr. King’s words ring truer than ever today. For today’s occasion, we’re sharing an excerpt from his sermon, which can be found in full in The Radical King. (Read more)

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Dr. Cornel West

These days, few people appreciate how truly radical Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-one selections, curated and introduced by Cornel West, that illustrate King’s revolutionary Christian vision as a democratic socialist, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism.