Black People : Beyond Vietnam - Dr. King's Last Year

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    I remember as a child, sitting with an old black lady, watching Martin Luther King giving a speech before thousands on TV.

    She said, "See him, boy? That's Dr. Martin Luther King!

    He is the black man's President!"

    I said, "Yes mam", and understanding her sentiment, I agreed with her and always thought of Martin Luther King as being "the first black President" ever since!
     
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    Martin Luther King hated war, racism, and poverty, and SPOKE OUT against them!

    He made me PROUD to be a black man!

    He was the FIRST black President!
     
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    On April 4, 1967 Dr. King broke his silence on Vietnam - On April 4, 1968 Dr. King was silenced.
     
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    If every there should be a biopic on king, it should deal with last 2 years of his life.
    His position on the american-vietnam war.

    His discovery of how bad it was in the north.

    His discovery of disenfranchised whites, that don't
    seem to realize how they are being played.

    His speaking on how the govt. was giving yt folk
    land for agriculture and land grants to learn who
    to farm.

    His position on economic empowerment.

    His trip(s) to the motherland and that experience.

    And eventually questioning this integration thing
    and if he was integrating his people "into a burning
    house".
     
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