For Martin Luther King Day I want to celebrate the brilliance of his metaphor, the meaning of his words directly on my family's experience, and the music that powerfully fueled the Civil Rights Movement
I posted this essay last year on Martin Luther King Day. What I write about still stands today, but what a difference a year makes in our greater understanding of Black Lives Matter and the inequities wrought by the coronavirus.
On Martin Luther King Day, let's celebrate his legacy by looking back at what he was fighting for and against. I make suggestions for a few books that helped me to gain a clearer perspective on the history of Black Americans.