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Dream and LegacyDr. Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era$
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Michael L. Clemons, Donathan L. Brown, and William H. L. Dorsey

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496811844

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496811844.001.0001

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King’s Enduring Relevance

(p.205) Epilogue
Dream and Legacy

Michael L. Clemons

University Press of Mississippi

The chapters in this volume are a bold pronouncement of the timelessness of the King legacy, which for the foreseeable future will be a guiding light for the world in general and the United States in particular. Unfortunately, many of the problems faced during the life of Dr. King persist in some form or fashion. America is starkly marked today by a profound demographic transformation. It is feared by many to represent a challenge to the status quo in the United States, and even more ominous, for some it reeks of the decline of white dominance. Interestingly, the rapidity and depth of demographic change have increased the general attention Americans give to matters of social equity and justice in the midst of population increases among Latinos and the concomitant general decline in the white population. Critically important to a diversifying society are the active pursuit of social equity and social justice and/or eventually their demonstrated achievement. This is essential for instilling and maintaining societal peace and stability, which help form the fundamental basis for a nation’s prosperity....

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