Deborah Burton

Role

MLK Global

Biography

Deborah Burton and Dionne Gravesande are part of MLK Global, a UK initiative of Tipping Point North South marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Its initial aim is to advance a deeper understanding of the work, writings and activism of King with special regard for his Economic Bill of Rights and through the prism of his international and contemporary relevance. 

Tipping Point North South is a non-profit co-operative that supports and initiates creative campaign-driven projects that support the global social justice agenda. It works across film, events and campaigns. Projects include cinema documentaries We Are Many and Open Bethlehem; Bethlehem Unwrapped (festivalWALL & short film); Make Apartheid History (Animation and video gallery); Five Percent Campaign (military spending); Attlee Nation & Festival.

Latest posts

If you think Martin Luther King’s story ended with his ‘I have a dream’ speech, think again

King was not only the leading civil and political rights leader in America but he was also an internationalist. He was aware of, and informed by, the independence movements of the global south; he saw the dangers of a new USA neo-imperialist foreign policy - and not just in Vietnam but more widely.