Four columnists reflect on Martin Luther King Jr's legacy and the work they believe still needs to be done to fulfill his dreams for equality.
We will make better choices when we grapple with our history in all its complexity — the ugliness and the glory — and when we commit ourselves to increasing equity and opportunity for all.
Many can name exactly where they were when President Kennedy was assassinated. I wonder if the same can be said for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life ended with a bullet on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. I was 17, living in Louisville, Ky., which erupted into violent demonstrations.