The Present’s Responsibility to Our Past and Future

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving one of the most important speeches of all time.

“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Whenever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.”

The cover of Nike’s print ad with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The cover of Nike’s print ad with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
NBA Legend Charles Barkley
NBA Legend Charles Barkley
Laura Ingraham’s segment on whether or not athletes should have a political voice.
Laura Ingraham’s segment on whether or not athletes should have a political voice.
The cast of Douglas Turner Ward’s “Day of Absence”, all satirically wearing Whiteface.
The cast of Douglas Turner Ward’s “Day of Absence”, all satirically wearing Whiteface.
Amiri Baraka’s “Dutchman”.
Amiri Baraka’s “Dutchman”.
The cast of Lorainne Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”.
The film of Lorainne Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”, starring Sidney Poitier.

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