ERIC Number: EJ834762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Reference Count: 12
Social Justice in Hard Times: Celebrating the Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Multicultural Perspectives, v7 n1 p3-7 Jan 2005
It is important to remember that one's presence "can" create a clamor, a person's action "does" make a difference. The author is reminded of this fact whenever he thinks about a poem by Angel Nieto. Similarly, individuals need to be reminded of this fact more than ever before because these are hard times for social justice. As individuals commemorate the words and deeds and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., they need to acknowledge that in the past half century America has made great strides in promoting the agenda of social justice. In this article, the author suggests three ways in which a person can both struggle against the hard times and at the same time honor Dr. King's memory.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Civil Rights, Democratic Values, Activism, Minority Groups, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Public Education, Consciousness Raising, Role of Education, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A