We need to recover an accurate and true understanding of American History. This will not be accomplished by reading hot takes on Twitter or viewing brief YouTube videos. Instead, there are some concrete actions steps every American can take to increase their knowledge of American History.
While Martin Luther King Jr. Day is mostly commemorated with quotes and clips of King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech and footage of bus boycotts and the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, some of the most important moments of King’s work came later, as he turned his attention from civil rights to poverty and the Vietnam War. Here’s a sampling:
The one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. capitol launched a debate this week on its cause, significance and historical ramifications. Christian leaders across the spectrum also discussed the attack. Below is a sampling of what five Christian leaders said about January 6: