The Dr. King That We Never Knew, and His Second Act | LinkedIn
On January 20th, 2014, the world celebrates a man it only partly knew.
What if I told you that Dr. King was an unheralded economic prophet, and a co-founder of America’s third revolution?
We know his famous speech, I Have A Dream, and we know his legislative successes tied to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. We know some of his books, writings such as the Letter From a Birmingham Jail, and his most famous marches and movement actions. We know his active relationship with two U.S. Presidents. We know his moral authority, and his inspirational leadership.
And then most of us make a critical mistake, when we begin to talk further about this great man.
Our first mistake is when we call him a Black Leader, or maybe more generously, the leader for Black America. The fact of the matter is, he actually was not either.