For The Freedom Of People - Bayard Rustin's American Dream

Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo’s Oscar-nominated performance as Civil Rights activist and LGBTQ+ forefather Bayard Rustin highlights Hollywood’s spotty history of recognizing, portraying, and marketing Black life and culture.

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5 Powerful People Inspired by Martin Luther King

Decades after Dr. King was assassinated, his legacy continues to inspire. Who have the strongest voices fighting for his vision?

In the decades since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his legacy has only gained momentum as activists and everyday citizens fight against prejudicial policies that would scale back his vision of equality.

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8 Things You Didn't Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

The American icon was a complicated man.

Each year, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Most people are aware that King was a civil rights leader who fought against segregation and worked to secure voting rights for Black Americans and other minorities. His work helped push the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Congress and into law.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Message of Non-Violence Has Been Used Against Black America

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is defined by his pursuit of equal rights for Black Americans through unity and peace.

He is canonized in American history as the patron saint of change through passive measures.

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How America Celebrates Black History While Erasing It

In February we celebrate Black History Month in America.

For the entire month, we commemorate the vast contributions from Black people who have impacted society here and abroad. After all, we are responsible for countless inventions and innovations in art, science, athletics, business, and activism, contributions that often get overlooked because of our country's pervasive legacy of racism.

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