Dr. King, Selma, and the Search for a Legacy

Over the holidays I took a walk along the calm rivers of the White River in Indianapolis. I thought of its name and its literal representation of the line between white and black in my state. I looked out over the river, and I thought that in this great nation the one thing that we… Continue reading Dr. King, Selma, and the Search for a Legacy

Change Doesn’t Happen Overnight- Reflections on MLK Day

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.                         -Martin Luther King, Jr. When Nelson Mandela died, I played a tribute video for him in my classes. One of my students turned to me with a shocked face and… Continue reading Change Doesn’t Happen Overnight- Reflections on MLK Day