Negro Exile in OWN Land

We’ve all heard and read Dr. King’s, “I Have A Dream” speech, or portions of it, at various points in our lives.  You’d have to be living in a bubble not to hear it on the King holiday every year.  It was recently brought to my attention that there is a little known segment of his speech that we all need to pay very close attention to:

“One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Is it possible Dr. King was trying to tell us who we are?  Could he have been sending us a message, letting us know we are in our own land?  Before I started my ancestry research, I probably would have thought that wasn’t what he meant.  But now, I think it is possible; based on all the factual evidence I’ve stumbled across pointing to African-Americans being the copper-colored races of people the Europeans found here.

A lot of people may not buy into the connection I’m attempting to make here and that’s understandable.  But consider that a lot was riding on this speech, and Dr. King would have selected his message and words carefully.  Also consider that Dr. King was an educated man, and, from what I recall, he never referred to us as Africans or being from Africa.

Know Better:
I Have A Dream – ushistory.org

Do Better:
Like this clue left for us from Dr. King, our ancestors left us clues as well.  It’s our responsibility to go find them.

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9 thoughts on “Negro Exile in OWN Land

    1. Furthermore, we were not thinking of ourselves as Africans then. We were Negro’s. Wasn’t til Roots came out that Pan-Africanism started. Right?

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      1. You are correct. You may find my earlier blog post of interest – “But, Alex Haley said we came from Africa!” You’ll have to navigate to the Blog Post page on this site and scroll all the way down to the beginning. It’s the second post.

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