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Mar 30, 2013

The New Jim Crow


On April 4th we remember the tragic 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. While Dr. King and other civil rights leaders largely succeeded in eliminating blatantly racist Jim Crow laws and practices in the 1960's, the fight is ongoing and new challenges have arisen.
Michelle Alexander’s acclaimed best-seller, The New Jim Crow, has already changed the discourse on mass incarceration in our time. Now a new in-depth study guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep, meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and structural inequality. You can order it and download other useful guides and resources here: http://newjimcrow.com/take-action/study-guides
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LPF resources on Martin Luther King, Jr.: http://lutheran_peace.tripod.com/martin-luther-king.html