"Growing up in the 70s, not all that long after the peak of the Civil Rights Movement, there was lots of focus on equality, race, and understanding.
Like many other kids, I listened to stories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his lofty speeches filled with soaring rhetoric, his vision of a better world. We learned about peace and tolerance and standing up for what was right.
But Dr. King's stance wasn't always presented with a lot of context. We heard about his greatness, but not of the violence to which he and so many others were subjected. We didn't hear about Medgar Evers or Malcolm X. We learned about Rosa Parks' brave stand, but not of John Lewis or James Baldwin or Stokely Carmichael..."
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