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Video: MLK’s forgotten radical legacy

In official commemorations of his birthday today, Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideas and positions have been stripped of their potency. He is remembered for having a dream of a “color blind” country when, in fact, he had an expansive definition of justice for Black people and all poor people. He is rarely remembered for his evolving critique of the U.S. economic system, his dedication to uplifting the poor, his opposition to the Vietnam War, and his view that mass social movements were needed to continue to transform society.

In this video, Party for Socialism and Liberation member Sean Blackmon pays tribute to the Civil Rights revolutionary and discusses what it will take to build the next American revolution, including a presentation and discussion on Dr. King’s radical history and what it means for our movement today, and a report on actions taking place as part of the movement against racism and police brutality.

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