In this video, Dr. Martin Luther King helps African Americans to understand that they need to “sign their own emancipation proclamation.” This is the Dr. King that is almost never quoted, primarily because he shared a message of independence and black empowerment. To this date, Dr. King has become a highly-commercialized corporate puppet who largely avoided racial rhetoric. In fact, even the Dr. King monument in Washington DC is devoid of any reference to his struggle for African Americans.
Have people watered down the message of Dr. King? Are messages similar to the one in this video replaced by ideas, quotes and concepts that only further support the notion of white supremacy? Quite a few people feel that Dr. King was taken away from black people and replaced by someone that many of us do not recognize. Perhaps that is the case.