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Broken promises

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I did this message on how I felt about MLK. In the media they always portray him as a old man almost. But He was young when he died. They never talked about this speech he did. On how blacks needed to own their own businesses and build their own economy.

By the time he did say wake up and began speaking on it. He was murdered.

I call this piece waking up from the dream into broken promises.

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I’ve come upon something that disturbs me deeply: “We have fought hard and long for integration, as I believe we should have, and I know that we will win. But I’ve come to believe we’re integrating into a burning house.”

“I’m afraid that America has lost what moral vision she may have had. And I’m afraid that even as we integrate, we are walking into a place that does not understand that this nation needs to be deeply concerned with the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Until we commit ourselves to ensuring that the underclass is given justice and opportunity, we will continue to perpetuate the anger and violence that tears at the soul of this nation.”

Martin Luther King, April, 1968
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ReggieJWorkshop's avatar
Wow! A powerful piece for a very intelligent person. People seem to parrot the I Had A Dream speech, but gloss over his other speeches where he criticizes the moral foundation of our country.
His words are still meaningful today as they were back then.