Unearthing Black Voices Against Nuclear Weapons February 21, 2024

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Maylene Hughes, Grassroots Organizing and Policy Coordinator for PSR-LA’s Nuclear Threats program | Back from the Brink Beacon

The struggle for racial equality has been intertwined with the battle against nuclear weapons, a connection that is often erased from the annals of history. Leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, whose legacies are deeply embedded in the fight for civil rights, were also vocal advocates for disarmament and believed that the funds poured into nuclear arsenals should instead be invested in the betterment of marginalized communities.

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