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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2019, we took a dive into our archives to see how we covered the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during his lifetime.
This Monitor editorial from March 24, 1956, about the Montgomery bus boycott opposed it on the grounds that boycotts are damaging to “both races and to the South as a whole.” The editorial goes on to say segregation is a manifestation of “white supremacy,” which is “not pretty even when as unconscious as the discrimination practiced in the North.” Part of a 2019 archival project on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
After the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the Monitor considered what might happen to the civil rights movement that had, for many around the world, become synonymous with him. This article from April 6, 1968, traces the thread of nonviolence through King's life – how it evolved and the forces arrayed against it when he was killed. Part of a 2019 archival project on Dr. King.
This editorial from April 10, 1968, ties “the bitterness” in American policies during the war in Vietnam to the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Those “twin trials,” the editorial board writes, should cause every American deep shame. Part of a 2019 archival project on Dr. King.
In 1966, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. extended his mission beyond the South – pushing for progress in the North starting in Chicago. Dr. King penned this piece for the Monitor on March 14, 1967, making his case for open housing to end segregation and overcrowding. “Slums and slumism,” he writes, is “the end product of domestic colonialism.” Part of a 2019 archival project on King.
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