Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy demands truth before unity

Contemplating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the wake of a White riot at the US Capitol, historian Peniel Joseph says the violence of January 6 reminds us that King's warnings about racism's dangers to American democracy continue in our own time. here is a striking parallel between 1968 and 2021, Joseph argues, and the King who spoke revolutionary truth to power at the end of his life can show America the way forward now. […]