Dr. Martin Luther King fought systemic racism and that fight was costly

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. being arrested | September 1958 Montgomery, AL [Photograph by: Charles Moore]

Arrested 29 times.

Physically assaulted several times.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — a Black man — was passionate about radically improving the condition of Black people in America. So he strategically organized a nation around the fight for equality and the disarmament of white-body supremacy. It was a fight for which he and his family would pay a great price. It was the cost of caring, if you will.

May his memory be a revolution, a blessing and an encouragement to get in as much good trouble as humanly possible…



Michele Barnwell

President, Reel Roost. TV/Film Executive Producer. Writer. TEDx Speaker. Story Consultant. Book Nerd. Content Creator. Snack Champion. & Marilyn’s daughter.