By Professor Fred Whitted NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The title above...
A critical analysis of Dr.King’s dream
The legacy of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. sadly, however has been reduced t o a single “I Have a Dream” speech which was delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.
For instance, it was the same brilliant civil-rights leader that poetically protested against the WAR in Vietnam in a speech delivered in April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City when he stated, “A nation that continues year after year to spend money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.”
Why didn’t President Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Dick Chaney, or Condoleezza Rice recite these words to the nation before invading IRAQ? Or why didn’t President Obama during his inaugral address.
Dr. King also eloquently stated that “WAR is a poor chisel to carving out the peaceful tomorrows…..because we have guided missiles and misguided men.
Hopefully, the future political candidates running for President in 2008 will take heed to these words of wisdom. Dr. King, who attended segregated public schools and graduated from high school at age 15, received his B.A. degree from Morehouse College in Georgia in 1951 and earned his B.D. from Crozer Theological Seminary before going on to earn his Ph.D. from Boston University.
Dr. King, was truly a scholar, philosopher, and a revolutionary who shaped the political and social climate of America.
Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he earned a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Managing Editor of BASN, where his thought-provoking articles appear on a daily basis. To contact him e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org