Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: bus boycott

Desegregation and equality – A life worth living – Part 54

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public schools. The Court affirmed that “separate but equal” facilities are inherently unequal. To segregate a child on the basis of his race is to deny that child equal protection of the law. It furthered the black person’s sense of dignity. King commented on how […]


Rosa Parks and the bus boycott – A life worth living – Part 50

In 1955 MLK became Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he earned his PhD in theology from Boston University. It was while he attended school in Boston that King met Coretta Scott, who was attending the New England Conservatory of Music nearby. They fell in love and married in June 1953. In April 1954, Dr. […]


Our right to be heard

One of the worst forms of stigma against those living with mental health challenges is not having their truth heard. Not considered credible. Not believed. Not considered as much of a person as others are. Simply because they’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness with no consideration given to how well-functioning they might be. If […]


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