Keith Magee is a theologian, political adviser and social justice scholar. He is chair and professor of practice in social justice at Newcastle University (Reino Unido) and senior fellow in culture and justice at the University College London. Mientras era académico visitante en la Universidad de Boston, el Encontro El Instituto de Justicia Social en 2014, que sigue siendo el centro de su trabajo e investigación independientes. El es el autor de “Prophetic Justice: Ensayos y reflexiones sobre la raza, Religión y política.” Las opiniones expresadas en este comentario son suyas. Vista más opinión en CNN.
This past weekend was the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As many Americans reflected on the significance of the day, particularly as voting rights across the country are under attack, they likely thought about the legacy and image of the mighty Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing at a lectern in front of the Lincoln Memorial, the huge crowd stretched before him captivated by his vision of a society without racism. If required to list the other leaders of this historic protest, Americans might be able to name one, maybe more, of the other Black men who, along with King, made up the “Big Six” — James Farmer, John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young — all of whom are now rightly honored as heroes of the Civil Rights movement.