The prophetic anger of MLK
After 1965, the civil rights leader grew angrier over
By Michael Eric Dyson
April 4, 2008
ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, few truths ring louder than this: Barack Obama and Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. express in part the fallen leader's split mind on race, a division marked by chronology and color.
Before 1965, King was upbeat and bright, his belief in white
King's skepticism and anger were often muted when he spoke to white
King's conclusion? "There must be a better distribution of wealth, and maybe