In a couple of hundred years when students in seminary study the period of time from 1950-2100, what names will be important? What movements will define this era?
While reading The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby, I realized that it bears some striking similarities to going through physical therapy: facing reality about one’s limitations, pushing through pain, perhaps doubting the process, but also—the joy of incremental progress and knowing that Jesus is our true source of strength.
Without a doubt King’s trip to Ghana was transformative and impactful. During this time of year when Americans focus on the life, words, and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, they feed themselves on the regular diet of “dream” and “mountain top.”
Today on MLK Day people are invited to not only remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., but to also join the movement of working to end racism and racial discrimination in the United States. Here are a few links and videos that highlight the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as resources on African American history in the United States.