“In addition to the development of genuinely independent and representative political leaders, we shall have to master the art of political alliances. Negroes should be natural allies of many white reform and independent political groups, yet they are commonly organized by old-line machine politicians. We will have to learn to refuse crumbs from the big-city machines and steadfastly demand a fair share of the loaf.
When the machine politicians demur, we must be prepared to act in unity and throw our support to such independent parties or reform wings of the major parties as are prepared to take our demands seriously and fight for them vigorously. This is political freedom; this is political maturity expressing our aroused and determined new spirit to be treated as equals in all aspects of life.”
MLK Where do we Go from Here 607, The essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, ed. James M. Washington. See also Black Power Defined, 309
I’m doing a mixed media collection post for today ~ this post is on it, as well the whole MLK category and blog itself. Have you seen education blogger Paul Thomas’s MLK Day Reader post? https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/mlk-day-2016-a-reader/
Thanks, I looked at Paul’s. Great piece and good research.
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I read a lot of good articles today ~ almost nothing mainstream ~ and saved many links.
Hope mine is not too redundant, http://www.precariousfacultyblog.com/2016/01/a-mlkday2016-digital-socialjustice.html
Beautifully done! and Thank you.
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Thank you. Both Ana Fores and I find our interest moving beyond adjunct issues and toward a broader, more inclusive interest in social justice — all connected. The same flawed structure underpins all
With the exception of videos of MLK speeches, especially the recent historical find posted to Democracy now, I’ve been looking at relatively recent articles. That said, this 2004 article by Grace Lee Boggs on King’s beloved community is a necessary exception, http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/a-conspiracy-of-hope/the-beloved-community-of-martin-luther-king