“Faces of Change: A new generation of community leaders echoes Martin Luther King’s wisdom”

“Individuals and communities are taking advantage of their agency to fill the direct needs of the community,” said Dennis Parker, executive director of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice, an organization founded in 1965 to fight for economic justice for the nation’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. “These are people who feel the impact, know the impact and are taking steps to change it.”

Read the full coverage of CNBC’s MLK Day highlighting community leaders.

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