About MLK on “The Other America” and “Black Power”
Two of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most radical works examining economic inequality, police brutality, and black power, which speak to our most pressing social issues of today.
Though we’re familiar with the celebrated King who shared his dream of racial equality on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and who reassured those engaged in the struggle that “if you stand up for justice you can never fail,” it is rare that we remember his declarations that “a riot is the language of the unheard,” or that “Black power is a cry of disappointment.” Captured here, in this brief ebook volume, are excerpts of two of King’s most radical works—“The Other America” and “Black Power”—which powerfully speak across time to our most pressing social issues today.
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Published by Beacon Press Nov 01, 2016| ISBN 9780807097793
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“Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘white backlash’ speech, ‘The Other America,’ is a classic. It reveals King, the intellectual, coolly analyzing the racist basis of the neoconservative policies that would influence government policies on the right and left and the bought media opinion of the 1980s. He forsees the rise of Reaganism and the mainstreaming of the Klan, neo-Nazism, and Yuppie solipsism.”—Ishmael Reed, author of Mumbo Jumbo