Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald reached out to Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology, for an article asking Black Mainers to reflect on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The insurrection in Washington and threats to Georgia official are all too familiar to Black Americans, she said. “‘Welcome to my world.’ This is what Black America has known forever.”

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