About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Monday, October 5, 2020

"I Have a Dream"

From the book The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. (p. 159):

"The most iconic outcome of the march would be Martin Luther King Jr.'s keynote address. King's "I Have a Dream" speech represents a watershed moment in both the history of the black freedom struggle and the larger narrative of American democracy. It also remains one of the most misunderstood addresses in American history, primarily because many of his words have been forgotten, lost in the rhetorical heights of the "I have a dream" peroration that closes the seventeen-minute speech. King's discussion of blacks occupying "a lonely island of poverty" amid the abundance of American wealth has been ignored, likewise his efforts to discuss reparations by demanding "a check" be cashed on behalf of black America." 

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