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Dr. Martin Luther King: Where Do We Go From Here + The Radicalization of Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. Portrait

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Dandelion Salad

VITASart·Feb 3, 2012

Excerpts taken from Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech at the Southern Christian Leadership Council, Atlanta, Georgia. August 16th 1967.

“Let this affirmation be our ringing cry. It will give us the courage to face the uncertainties of the future. It will give our tired feet new strength as we continue our forward stride toward the city of freedom. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.

Let us realize that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Let us realize that William Cullen Bryant is right: “Truth, crushed to earth, will rise again.” Let us go out realizing that the Bible is right: “Be not deceived. God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” This is our hope for the future, and with this faith we will be able to sing in some not too distant tomorrow, with a cosmic past tense, “We have overcome! We have overcome! Deep in my heart, I did believe we would overcome.” M.L.K.

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The Radicalization of Martin Luther King

TheRealNews·Jan 20, 2013

Anthony Monteiro: Obama’s presidency has nothing to do with the legacy of King, it’s actually the opposite

see

Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream Speech (1963)

Martin Luther King Jr. on The Mike Douglas Show (1967)

Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I Have a Dream…to Go to War?!”

The American Oligarchy, Civil Rights and the Murder of Martin Luther King by Andrew Gavin Marshall

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr: I Have Been to the Mountain Top

Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence By Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1967)

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  11. This is an amazing blog but black speakers contemporary or older are rarely posted on here these days. If the system is set up for white rich heterosexual males, then why is that all we have telling us what’s wrong with the world… shame

      • My criticism was constructive. It was not an attack, I always will aim to speak truth to those who tell us what we should know. I understand that Dandelion Salad is a very important blog and its power to bring a truth to current issues and timeless moral principles is unquantifiable…

        But I also understand as DuBois puts it, “To no one type of mind is it given to discern the totality of Truth” and that truth comes from a variety of voices especially from those who, historically, have been the victims e.g. intellectuals, women, homosexuals, people of color, handicapped, elderly etc.

        Keep up the good work. Don’t take your work lightly this blog is very important so please do whatever you can to keep it up and running at its best.

        -Daily Reader

        • Thanks, Lawrence.

          I agree with you that we need to hear from various points of view and I do have a pretty extensive list of writers. http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/featured-writers/

          Dandelion Salad is also a small-medium sized blog and I publish work that is submitted to me. I don’t ask any of the writers what their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or even their political leanings are when they write to me. I don’t always publish everything I receive but it’s generally due to lack of time or perhaps the issue/topic, not because their work isn’t good or other reasons. The blog could be much better if I had assistance, but I don’t. It’s really a full-time+ job and there are only so many hours in a day. Everyone volunteers all their work here, too.

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