King had not specifically focused on diversity based on sexual orientation, but there is no doubt that he would have embraced equality regardless of sexual orientation, including, but not limited to, the right to marry and adopt children.
What are some of the issues Dr. King would most likely talk about in January 2012? It is formidable and challenging, even for those of us who worked closely with him, to interpret his views today on current issues.
One year ago I listed ten quotes by Dr. King, and mourned the lack of a movement that would advance his kind of vision. Then came the uprising in Madison and the Occupy movement, which began a long-overdue national debate about economic, as well as racial inequality.
many social movements of the last few decades have attempted to appropriate this term as their own. Among the latest to claim the power of the civil rights movement are those who advocate for immigration reform.
Whenever people come together in Chicago to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as they did today, there invariably is the reflection on his Chicago campaign in 1966 -- when he hit a brick wall of resistance.