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MLK Day in the Face of Ongoing Racism

Today’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and it’s easy to post a video or transcript of his “I Have a Dream” speech or a clip from the movie “Selma.” But consider instead this amazing article from the New Yorker Magazine from the Spring of 1965. I want to get into the subject of racism…

“I Have a Dream…”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbUtL_0vAJk&feature=PlayList&p=17370270D4CF125B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1[/youtube] “I Have a Dream” I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as…