Melvin Bledsoe’s Reflections on MLK and Extremism

49 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King was murdered by an extremist. Parents for Peace founder Melvin Bledsoe remembers the day vividly, as it happened in his hometown of Memphis. In an op-ed published by The Commercial Appeal titled ‘Embracing MLK’s Legacy to Overcome Extremism,’ Melvin shares about what Dr. King means to him personally and what his life and message can teach us about helping young people channel their struggles into constructive action. “Extremism feeds on grievances,” Melvin writes. “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s rejection of victimhood provides an alternative.”

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