Reaching beyond resistance

Lifelong civil rights activist Sallie Letterlough recently shared with me her great appreciation of Martin Luther King, Jr. At the same time, she reminded me that the civil rights leader wasn’t as popular among his fellow Blacks when he was alive. Many felt his nonviolent approach was too restrained.

Yet within two years of the March on Washington, where King spontaneously shared his “I Have a Dream” vision, segregated public facilities and discriminatory employment and voting practices were outlawed in the United States.

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