The Challenge of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Through our scientific and technological genius, we have made of this world a neighborhood and yet we have not had the ethical commitment to make of it a brotherhood. But somehow, and in some way, we have got to do this. We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.


Let us rise to the challenge of Dr. King’s words.


The Mississippi Center for Justice is committed to strengthening social and economic justice in Mississippi by dismantling the systems that strip opportunity away from African American and lower-income Mississippians. We work to create a better future for Mississippi through our dedicated legal campaigns centered around healthcare, fair housing, consumer protection, education, immigration, disaster recovery, and impact litigation.


Dr. King concludes the speech quoted above with, “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”


But the arc does not bend on its own – it depends upon people of goodwill who are willing to sacrifice and give their best for the cause of justice. People like you. People like us. Together, we are the conscience of our Nation.