Jamil Smith

912 days ago

My MLK Day essay for New Republic on icons, legacy, and ownership.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Doesn’t Belong to You

newrepublic.com

A young person coming of age in the last few generations, particularly if she or he is black, may have seen more images of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. than anyone, even if we count depictions of Jesus Christ.