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“A Check Returned for Insufficient Funds”.

I always made clear to students that the famous “I have a dream” line doesn’t show up until the fourth page of the text. Everything before it was a recitation of government bad faith. Then, in true prophetic form, it turns from the extant reality to an imagining of when the injustice had been resolved.

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I love how you show the dream was a crescendo that King built to, rather than the majority of is address.

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Aug 28, 2023Liked by Jemar Tisby, PhD

Not a title but “the tranquillizing drug of gradualness” !!!!!

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Those few words speak VOLUMES!

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Aug 28, 2023Liked by Jemar Tisby, PhD

The riches of freedom and the security of justice. That’s a line that’ll stick with me for a while-“gripping my heart and hounding my soul.”

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We think of King as merely "quotable" but even his prose flowed like poetry.

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