In Honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


    In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we’ve planned some relevant reading inspired by the great man’s legacy. First up, the stories of a few remarkable Brooklyn people and places involved in the fight for racial justice.

    Read about groundbreaking politician Shirley Chisholm, an ambitious Civil Rights-era attempt to remake Bed Stuy with the help of Robert Kennedy, and more.

    Later in the day, we’ll take a look at six Brooklyn community groups working to keep the Dr. King’s legacy alive through their work toward equality and diversity.

    [Photos, left to right: Brooklyn protest via CORE, supermarket boycott via Brooklyn NAACP, Brooklyn NAACP march via Brooklyn NAACP]

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