Keith Magee is a theologian, political adviser and social justice scholar. He is chair and professor of practice in social justice at Newcastle University (United Kingdom) and senior fellow in culture and justice at the University College London. While he was a visiting scholar at Boston University, he founded The Social Justice Institute nel 2014, which remains the hub for his independent work and research. È l'autore di “Prophetic Justice: Essays and Reflections on Race, Religion and Politics.” Le opinioni espresse in questo commento sono le sue. Visualizza più opinione sulla 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, UN. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young — all of whom are now rightly honored as heroes of the Civil Rights movement.