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Honoring the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 14, 2021

MLK Day 2021 Final


Today, #MLKDay, the USHRN honors the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who led the Civil Rights Movement which encompasses the principles of the human rights movement in the United States and globally.

“We have moved from the era of civil rights to the era of human rights, an era where we are called upon to raise certain basic questions about the whole society. We have been in a reform movement…But after Selma and the voting rights bill, we moved into a new era, which must be the era of revolution. We must recognize that we can’t solve our problem now until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power.” Quotes from MLK's Last Years

We need a radical reimagining of our future; one that centers justice for those who are most vulnerable and marginalized. Today, the US Human Rights Network recognizes and uplifts our members and activists around the country who are a part of Dr. King’s legacy and who continue to fight for the human rights of all people and Peoples and who recognize that the harm of White supremacy has been in existence long before the insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on January 6. 

Read more radical quotes from MLK’s last years here and learn about the UN International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) and ongoing efforts to demand justice and advocate for PAD globally at and