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Dr. King’s Advocacy Included Equality for Indigenous People

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his life championing the fight for racial equality for all “people of color” in America, including Indigenous people. He specifically called for the desegregation of Native Americans and spoke out against the federal government’s previous efforts to wipe out the Indigenous population. In the 1950s, he also collaborated with the Poarch Band Creek Indians in efforts to desegregate the schools in southern Alabama. Read more about Dr. King’s advocacy for Native people below:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Native American Rights

Opinion: It’s Time to Know the True History of Dr. King and Native Americans

Martin Luther King & Indigenous Peoples Civil Rights