MLK Decried the Psychological Enslavement of Blacks

Your Take: It is well past time for black people to heed Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to build a movement for emotional emancipation.

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Taasogle Daryl Rowe, Ph.D., is president of the Association of Black Psychologists, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote and advance the profession of African psychology and influence, effect social change and develop programs that address and work to alleviate problems of black communities and other ethnic groups.

Enola G. Aird is the founder and president of Community Healing Network, Inc., a nonprofit organization working to transform conditions in the black community by inspiring the creation of a grassroots network of self-help groups focused on healing from the emotional legacies of enslavement and racism.

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