Lest we forget: When Martin Luther King Jr…

Lest we forget: When Martin Luther King Jr returned to the United States after attending Ghana’s Independence declaration in 1957, he delivered a sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, after which he read a personal message from Kwame Nkrumah: “Our sympathies are with America and its allies. But we will make it clear through the United Nations and other diplomatic channels that beautiful words and extensive handouts cannot be substitutes for the simple responsibility of treating our colored brothers and sisters as first class human beings”.

To which ML King added: “So, if we are a first class nation, we cannot have second class citizens”. ( Source: ‘From Jamestown to Jamestown-Letters to an African Child’)

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