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

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    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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