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Economic justice was always part of MLK Jr.’s message

As we near the anniversary of his death, a new book focuses on the message of economic justice Martin Luther King Jr. shared during his life.
Martin Luther King Jr. (economic justice concept)

Labor rights and economic justice were always part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s progressive message, historian Michael Honey reminds us in a new book.

The book, To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice, (W.W. Norton, 2018) came out April 3—the day before the 50-year anniversary of King’s assassination.

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