Monday, January 20, 2003

Workaday World XII
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr., Day! It's a holiday at Fast Company, but a lot of folks are in today to ship the March 2003 issue. I'm in to make sure we're ready to launch the new Company of Friends tools this week.

But that doesn't mean there's no time to reflect on and recognize the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. Stanford University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project is publishing a 14-volume edition of King's most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts. Additionally, the project's Liberation Curriculum offers historically accurate and pedagogically effective educational materials that embrace social justice and human rights.

King lived in Boston in the early '50s while studying at Boston University. He lived in an apartment building at 397 Massachusetts Ave., an apartment that is now adorned with a small commemorative plaque. If I have time later today, I hope to take a walk to King's former Boston digs and pay homage to his contributions and life.

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