Vital Civil Rights Lessons from MLK for Millennials & Gen Z

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50-years after his death, King’s legacy lives on…

A term of significance for today’s young leaders to comprehend is “civil disobedience” — an effective approach championed by MLK which made America a better place.

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* Dr. King delivers his famous “I Have A Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 *

Civil Rights & Non-Violence

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* Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park near the National Mall in Washington, DC *

Landmark Civil Rights Laws

MLK referred to non-violence as “a sword that heals.” He said: “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.”

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* President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with Dr. King behind him in the White House *

Testing USA’s Conscience

Millennials and Gen Z need to recognize that non-violence was the core foundation of Dr. King’s effective leadership.

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Racial Progress?

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‘Reverse Discrimination’

Racial discrimination is equally abhorrent whether it’s directed at light skinned blacks by darker skinned blacks, whites against blacks, blacks against Hispanics, or blacks and other minority groups against whites.

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The Takeaway

Founder of Grinberg Global PR: optimizing strategic comms to effectuate social justice | former spokesman for U.S. EEOC | DC-based, NY-bred.

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