Lee A. Daniels

Lee A. Daniels has been a member of the Facing History And Ourselves New York Advisory Board for more than 20 years. His career as a journalist has included reporting for Boston's WGBH-TV, The Washington Post, and the New York Times, editing the National Urban League’s The State of Black America; founding a web-zine for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and, most recently, writing a syndicated column from 2013 to mid-2016 for, first, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, and then Emergenewsonline.com. In 2008 his book, Last Chance: The Political Threat to Black America, (Public Affairs) warned that despite Barack Obama’s rise, Black America’s future was significantly overcast with storm clouds. He's currently writing a book on the Trump administration and the future of America. Daniels grew up in Chicago and Boston, and graduated with honors from Harvard College.

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50 Years Later: A Reflection on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy 

Posted by Lee A. Daniels on April 3, 2018

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered what would be his final speech. He was assassinated the next day at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. His leadership in the Civil Rights Movement captured the attention of a nation, including journalist, Lee A. Daniels. He recalls his childhood in Boston during the Civil Rights Movement and how Dr. King's message transcended from the southern states, inspiring him to be a part of the movement in his own way. 

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