• Joel Brown

    Staff Writer

    Joel Brown

    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. (GRS’55, Hon.’59) amid Tumult in America

  1. It feels frustrating that not even one mention of the incredible Black Transgender champions and change makers that reside in MA. How can it be a “true remembrance” when it is literally a replaying of what Isabel Wilkerson calls the “American caste” system? In uplifting some at the expense of others, namely Black Transgender leaders, there is a continuation of the violence and oppression that leads ultimately to the dehumanizing and murder of Transgender People of Color.

    “For me, it makes MLK Day feel like more than just our annual celebration,” says Katherine Kennedy, director of the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, which is hosting the event. “It’s a true remembrance of what MLK stood for, fought for, died for. And, especially for those of us who have lived long enough to have been a part of that, it’s a pretty emotional time.”

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