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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr Chapter Summary & Analysis - Conversation With Martin Luther King Summary

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Conversation With Martin Luther King Summary and Analysis

This conversation was held just ten days before Martin Luther King's assassination. Dr King addressed the crisis in the nation, particularly the confusion of priorities. Integration would necessarily include an integration of power for all. It would enrich the ghettos, needing increased and better housing, schools, economic conditions, and medical care.

Jews have been their best ally. The ghetto was a sore point in Negro/Jewish relations, for often the ghetto landlord or grocer was a Jew who had owned and lived in the ghetto before the Negroes. These businesses often charged an additional few cents on each item, reducing the ability of the already poor to succeed. The slumlords, many of whom were Jewish, charge fifteen percent more for a few rundown rooms than could be rented by whites in nearby apartment buildings. This appeared to...

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