Martin Luther King Jr. was a scholar in his own right, but now his legacy is being erased
The legacy of Martin Luther Kings reign as the country’s foremost civil rights leader is being eroded.
As the country moves towards a new era of racial justice, scholars are calling for Martin Luther to be remembered as a pioneer and a scholar, not a man who was a racist and a misogynist.
“We’re at a time in the history of the United States where we’ve seen some changes, and we’ve witnessed some people, particularly young people, questioning whether they have the capacity to participate in that legacy,” said Professor Christopher L. Jones, a history professor at the University of Pennsylvania who teaches King’s work.
Jones said King was an innovator in many ways, from his civil rights work to his activism and his leadership of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
But he also wrote about the plight of Black people in the U.S., and he often seemed to criticize white people.
“There’s a lot of historical baggage about him,” Jones said.
“You’re going to find it in his work.
It’s a very different man than his followers would think.”
In addition to King’s legacy as a leader, many scholars say King was a thinker, a thinker of ideas and a thinker who had a profound understanding of racial injustice.
King was also a radical and a revolutionary, according to some scholars.
King believed that the war between whites and Blacks was not just about race, but also about class and economic inequality, Jones said, and that the Civil Rights Movement needed to be fought alongside movements against police brutality and the drug war.
“Martin Luther King was no racist,” Jones added.
“He believed the war against racism and slavery was a war between white supremacy and Black supremacy.”
Jones said the legacy of King has also been eroded by the legacy he left behind.
“In terms of his legacy, I don’t think he was a great scholar,” Jones told HuffPost.
“I don’t believe he understood what the word ‘scholar’ really meant.
He thought it was a very specific thing.”
While some scholars say it’s difficult to know whether King was racist or not, Jones says the fact remains that King was one of the most radical scholars in the country.
“In the 20th century, the word scholar was a buzzword,” he said.
King was born to a wealthy Scottish-American family in the city of Baltimore in 1912, and he was the son of a wealthy family.
He was educated at the elite Johns Hopkins University, where he majored in physics, according the National Archives and Records Administration.
King’s family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to join his mother, Mary, who was the head of the family’s jewelry company.
At Johns Hopkins, King earned a Ph.
D. in physics.
In addition, King’s mother and sister married and he had four children, according a biography written by his sister, Lucy King, published in the American Historical Review in 1979.
King left the university and moved to Mississippi to study at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where his wife, Mary’s sister, died.
King moved to Chicago and enrolled at Yale, where in 1929, he earned his doctorate in theology, becoming the first black man to receive that degree.
The following year, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where after his doctorates, he taught at the historically black Southern Christian University for a decade, and in 1930, he was appointed to the board of trustees at the university.
In 1934, King took his first job in Atlanta, working as a professor in the department of sociology.
After the Civil War, King was appointed director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and in 1942, he began organizing the Black Student Union, an organization that would later become the Student Government Association of the University System of Georgia (SGAU).
King became the president of the Atlanta NAACP, which he created in 1937, and the first Black president of a major American university, the University at Albany, in 1940.
In the early 1940s, King organized the Atlanta Negro Chamber of Commerce to help fund the NAACP’s local chapters, according Toppenish.
In addition to organizing the NAACP, King also helped organize a labor union that eventually became the Atlanta Federation of Labor, and later became the Southern Labor Union, which eventually became Southern Christian College, which King founded.
King founded a labor school in Atlanta and a community college in Georgia that served mostly African-American students.
King taught black students about civil rights and African American history at both schools, and King also founded the NAACP branch of the NAACP in Atlanta in 1947.
In 1948, King received a doctorate from Harvard University, the same year he married Mary, and married his first wife, Lorraine, in Georgia.
After divorcing his second wife, he married a white woman in Mississippi, and she moved to New Orleans, where she raised their three