It has been 40 years since the bill passed making Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday, and we ought to celebrate.
Author: Dr. Julianne Malveaux, PhD
Black Commentator editorial board member Dr. Julianne Malveaux, PhD (JulianneMalveaux.com) is dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at Cal State, the honorary co-chair of the Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and serves on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute as well as The Recreation Wish List Committee of Washington, DC. Her latest book is Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy. A native San Franciscan, she is the president and owner of Economic Education, a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C. During her time as the 15th president of Bennett College for Women, Dr. Malveaux was the architect of exciting and innovative transformation at America’s oldest historically black college for women. Contact Dr. Malveaux and Black Commentator.