A moment of care during the Our Now, Our Future march organized by local mothers at Overton Park on June 20, 2020. Photo by Andrea Morales for MLK50

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

Audre Lorde

With this wisdom from the brilliant black feminist Audre Lorde in mind, the MLK50 team is taking a break.

This is one of two annual, weeklong pauses we take to rest and recharge. We’ll be back at our desks Aug. 17. While we’re away, read more about Audre Lorde here, here and here.

And read some of our favorite stories from this year.


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