The radical MLK we need today -

Harry Belafonte
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Harry Belafonte at the premiere of the documen...
Harry Belafonte at the premiere of the documentary movie "Sing Your Song" about himself at the FriedrichstadtPalast, Berlin, Berlinale 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The radical MLK we need today -

 "Harry Belafonte tells a story in his amazing memoir, “My Song,” about King being challenged by his SCLC deputies on his accelerating radicalism generally, and the Poor People’s Campaign specifically, just a week before he died. Describing King as a “socialist and revolutionary thinker,” Belafonte says he clashed with close ally and future Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young, over not only the Poor People’s Campaign, but King’s thoroughgoing critique of capitalism. Belafonte quotes King telling the group, gathered at the singer/actor/activist’s New York apartment: “What deeply troubles me now is that for all the steps we’ve taken toward integration, I’ve come to believe that we are integrating into a burning house.”"

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