Another line from MLK’s most famous address might make us think differently about the March on Washington.
“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.
Not a title but “the tranquillizing drug of gradualness” !!!!!
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.”