Jan. 18, 2021
MLK’s AWAKENING NOT HIS DREAM KILLED HIM
If you truly understand the history of MLK you wouldn't reference his August 28, 1963 as his greatest achievement. You see even Dr. King realized that dream he spoke of on 8/28/1963 had become a nightmare created by American policies both foreign and domestic. Dr. King’s highest moments were fighting the final fights during the last days of his life for sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, and planning to converge in Washington DC with tens of thousands of the poorest of black Americans and demand that the financial check be paid for services rendered to the development of this nation by our ancestors and descendants. That is the MLK I will remember and I will not allow either the history books or the media outlets to homogenize the revolutionary voice of that man. Nor, should we allow our black communities to fall into the trap of minimizing that MLK’s final dream was black economic, environmental, and educational reparations. If we want to honor MLK on this or any other of his holiday celebrations it should center on keeping his final and greatest dream alive. Otherwise, you accept the false narrative that his dream in 1963 was the highlight of his revolutionary voice for absolute change. Knowing full well that his murder in Memphis on April 4, 1968 had nothing to do with that dream. His murder was all about MLK’s awakening to America’s awful truth.