Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. grew and evolved over his lifetime. The man that delivered his first major speech at the Montgomery Bus Boycott on December 5, 1955, was not the same man that delivered his last speech on April 3, 1968. While the nation tends to focus on Dr. King’s earlier years, in later years he also spoke out against capitalism and militarism. Which King are we Unitarian Universalists celebrating in 2022? What would he have to say to us? What would Dr. King do in 2022?
Rev. Qiyamah resides in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, where she works with the Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council. She served as the first Black female District Executive with the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Southeast Region. She was ordained and fellowshipped in 2007. She has contributed to several UU anthologies published by Skinner House Books and is currently working on an anthology on the Presence of Black Clergy Women in UUism.