Then & Now

Insurrection, White Nationalism, and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Conversation with Robin D. Kelley

January 20, 2021 Episode 34
Then & Now
Insurrection, White Nationalism, and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Conversation with Robin D. Kelley
Chapters
Then & Now
Insurrection, White Nationalism, and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Conversation with Robin D. Kelley
Jan 20, 2021 Episode 34

Between a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol and the catastrophic surge of COVID-19 across the country, the beginning of 2021 has been even more turbulent than 2020. This special episode of Then & Now, recorded on Martin Luther King Day and released on Inauguration Day, features Robin D. Kelley, prominent UCLA scholar on U.S. and African American history. He looks at the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as fascism and white nationalism throughout U.S. history, in framing our current moment. His advice as we head into the next chapter of American history? “Always come from a place of love.”

Show Notes

Between a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol and the catastrophic surge of COVID-19 across the country, the beginning of 2021 has been even more turbulent than 2020. This special episode of Then & Now, recorded on Martin Luther King Day and released on Inauguration Day, features Robin D. Kelley, prominent UCLA scholar on U.S. and African American history. He looks at the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as fascism and white nationalism throughout U.S. history, in framing our current moment. His advice as we head into the next chapter of American history? “Always come from a place of love.”