Half a century after King, what’s the state of activism?

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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birth the country observes with an official holiday Monday, set the standard for civil rights activism before many of today’s activists were born. How has the movement for racial equality evolved in half a century? What does it mean to be an activist today?


Leslie Redmond is the president of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP.

Chadwick Phillips is the founder and CEO of The Avant Garde, a Twin Cities-based production company.

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