A significant piece of history is now for sale … a letter from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. where he openly speaks of the “n” word and the phrase “dark skined American.”
wrote MLK the letter January 18, 1966. The recipient was a man by name William A. Bennett – unclear who Bennett is. Dr. King embraced the term “dark-skinned” … and said he used it often, reflecting “both our great legacy and our devotion to a brand of American order of the highest order.”
Of course, MLK has thoughts about the “n” word, which he says “carries with it a meaning deeply rooted in the disabling racist caste system of our society’s era of slavery and segregation.”
The historic artifact was kept in a private collection until recently and now it is for sale at Moments in time site for $ 95,000.
Read the letter … it’s really interesting.