Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Fifty Years after the March on Washington: Nonprofit Leadership on the Legacy of MLK - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly
Fifty Years after the March on Washington: Nonprofit Leadership on the Legacy of MLK - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: t’s the evening before the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, at which Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the civil rights movement with his “I have a dream” speech. On television, the most visible face speaking about the 50th anniversary march is the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist who maintains his own nonprofit advocacy arm, the National Action Network, and has crafted a new career as a regular political commentator with his own show on MSNBC. Occasional interviews pop up with Congressman John Lewis, who was with Rev. King at that march. Fifty years ago, he spoke just before King’s historic oration, and, as some know, is a hero to the civil rights movement, having taken an absolutely brutal beating at the hands of police and thugs in Selma, Alabama.