Remembering the Forgotten King: Bowdoin Prof. Purnell Shares Thoughts on Breadth of MLK Legacy

Martin Luther King Jr. Day illuminates many areas of society that point to the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dreams of racial and social equality. Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Brian Purnell expands consideration of King’s achievements — even as they are unfolding today — recalling the “martyr who gave his life to ‘redeem the soul of America’ by fighting against crippling poverty, unjust war and exploitative labor practices.”

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