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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and The Incursion of the Capital

In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and also the violent incursion into the United States Capital.

Prof. Charles McKinney, Ph.D. is the Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of African Studies and an Associate Professor of History at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. During this weekend when we remember the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Prof. Charles McKinney shares with us what the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. means today in the context of the aftermath of the Killing a George Floyd and the rise of the “Black Lives Matter” Movement.

Prof. Manisha Sinha, Ph.D. is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. During this week when we are still trying to make sense of the violent incursion into the United States Capitol last Wednesday on January 6th, Prof. Manisha Sinha, who is a leading authority on the history of the United State and American Democracy, tries to give us some historical context on the events of last week, and other episodes of politically motivated unrest from other Periods of American History.

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