Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dedication to Equality and Justice with Jonathan Eig | BRI Scholar Talks
How did Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicate his life to equality and justice? In this episode of Scholar Talks, BRI Senior Fellow Tony Williams is joined by award-winning author and journalist Jonathan Eig to discuss his newest book, New York Times bestseller ‘King: A Life.’ Together, they touch on topics such as King’s background, leadership, courage, and complex relationships with rising young activists.
A. Philip Randolph, The Call to Negro America to March on Washington, 1941
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Martin Luther King Jr. and The March on Washington to the Lincoln Memorial | BRIdge from the Past
What significance did the Lincoln Memorial have to the March on Washington? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary examines images of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The massive march of over 250,000 people culminated at the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King Jr delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. How did King use American Founding documents to highlight the meaning of equality in his speech? How was this event similar and different to others that have taken place at the Lincoln Memorial over American history?