Here is MLK’s final exam when he taught at Morehouse College. Not too far off what papers I assign for the political philosophy module in my Ethics class. It is clear that MLK wasn’t just responding to specific injustices he protested but working from a larger philosophical/theological framework that wove these protests into a larger fabric of justice.
He is proof that great ideas, known and meditated upon, water the roots of any movement that seeks to redress great wrongs so that it remains vital and enduring. Mere protesting is only for the moment. Those who seek true change in our politics should spend real time in reading and considering the great writers. Action alone is not enough.
Thus, the Reading Right Book Club, sponsored by the Pembroke Republican Town Committee, meeting the fourth Monday of each month, 7 PM, at the Lydia Drake Library, 340 High St.