A few weeks ago America celebrated the legacy of one of its greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a champion for civil rights. As the nation remembers this great historical figures, various political thinkers claim his legacy in support of their cause. Unfortunately, many have distorted the true philosophical and theological foundations of King's worldviews. According to University of Missouri's political science professor Justin Dyer, "Those who praise the modern civil rights movement, but who also want to keep morality and theology absent from public discourse, seldom mention King’s reliance on natural law in his justly famous letter".
Visit the Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse discussion to read more about the true roots of King's political thoughts.