Racial Attitudes


Former Judge Who Brought MLK to Detroit Dies

April 12, 2018

Former Detroit Judge James Del Rio, who said he convinced Martin Luther King, Jr. the city was safe enough to hold a 1963 civil right’s march, has died. Del Rio was a bit infamous. An ex-state legislator, he was removed from the bench for misconduct.

RFK the Day After MLK Died: A Warning that Still Resonates

April 5, 2018

When Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered. Robert Kennedy wanted to cancel all his presidential campaign events until after the funeral. Instead, at the urging of civil rights leaders, RFK delivered remarks that almost address events in 2018 as much as 1968.