A `dream,' high hopes, a tragedy in November: 1963's sweeping change echoes at 50

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 13, 2013 - 12:14 AM
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just1oldgoatJan. 12, 13 5:23 PM

Just curious: If Dr. King was to take a look around at the Blacks in America today, would he see what he had envisioned for Blacks in 1963?

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chldof60sJan. 12, 13 5:40 PM

The article fails to mention the children born in 1963. Our parents (many) began the "Freedom" they so desired. Sex, drugs and Rock and Roll. Narcism and the the begining of the "me" generation of yound adults venturing out to discover them selves with wild abandon. From the TV show "Darma and Greg" and in real life we have some wild passionate parents many on Harleys no less!!!

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tflinnJan. 12, 13 5:52 PM

just1oldgoat: I think Martin Luther King would feel a combination of excitement, and reservation. I have to make myself stop as I could likely write a complete essay. Suffice it to say I believe Mr King would be pleased with some accomplishments, and dismayed at the number of blacks still struggling. I think he would rail against the continued unequal opportunities. Unequal opportunities vested in the difference between inner city school systems and the suburbs. I think he would recognize where blacks are sometimes their own worst enemy. I think he would cry for the difficult conditions imposed by concentrated public housing in the cities. I think Mr King would recognize the continued underlying prejudice that many still hold, though do not recognize in themselves.

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