Dahleen Glanton: After the US Capitol attack, a renewed look at Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of nonviolent protest

On his last birthday in 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had breakfast with his family and then headed to his church to plan what would be his last big protest. He arrived at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as pastor, around 9 a.m. Jan. 15, dressed in a dark suit, a white shirt and a tie, as he often did. He was there to work that day, not celebrate. And there was much to be done. King needed to persuade President Lyndon Johnson and Congress to divert funds away from the war in Vietnam to the war on poverty. That would require much more forceful action than people walki…

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