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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - Where Do We Go from Here? Summary & Analysis

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Before one could answer the question of where to go from here, there was a need to know where he was. At the time of this speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. noted that somehow the Negro had slipped from the Constitutional sixty percent of a man to half a man. Negroes made half the money and had twice the rate of unemployment, infant mortality and deaths in Vietnam. Only one-twentieth of school children attended college, the majority held menial jobs.

To move forward, Dr. King suggested that Negro people needed psychological freedom. Negro people were challenged is to discover their economic and political power. This power, used properly, could achieve the purpose of changing the ghettos. The forces of large numbers of people who stand together with love, demanding a better way of life...

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