Jay Smooth‘s “Ten Other Things Martin Luther King Said”
When most people think of Martin Luther King, Jr., they tend to think of only his “I Have a Dream Speech” and they usually only think of a small fraction of it. Often they will use the speech to make King seem less radical than he was or to dismiss the real work it takes and is still needed to be anti-racist.
So, these are some links to articles about the appropriation and sanitizing of King’s image:
Controversy over the MLK monument (because he was not smiling)
Racialicious’ post, “Dr. King Said More Than ‘I Have A Dream'”
King’s “The Other America” Speech