“Because of his dedication to the cause of justice and the imperative of human dignity, he wrestled with the soul of a nation and challenged it to reach its highest destiny. King injected new meaning into the very veins of American society and gave his life to make our democracy real.”

Representative John Lewis (D-GA)

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.