Dr. King's Beloved Community in Detroit | Laura De Palma

"History is not the past. It is the stories we tell about the past. How we tell these stories -- triumphantly or self-critically, metaphysically or dialectically -- has a lot to do with whether we cut short or advance our evolution as human beings." -- Grace Lee Boggs, 'The Next American Revolution'

It will take more than a day to unpack Dr. King's vision and ideas, explore the evolution of his thoughts, and ponder the contradictions of his life. MLK Day celebrations, forums, and symposiums that began January 15, 2014 have helped visionaries, organizers, activists and citizens across our country honor Dr. King and celebrate his struggle toward social justice; however, the struggle is