The 1967 MLK and the Politics of Transcendence

I am not thinking about Donald Trump today. I am still hungover from MLK Day. I am still celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the 1967 King, listening to his speeches that year and reading his writings.

Like the 1967 King who said, “Psychological freedom, a firm sense of self-esteem, is the most powerful weapon against the long night of physical slavery. No Lincolnian Emancipation Proclamation, no Johnsonian civil rights bill can totally bring this kind of freedom.”

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