A significant piece of history is now up for sale … a letter from Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. where he candidly talks about the “n” word and the term “dark skinned American.”
MLK wrote the letterJanuary 18, 1966. The recipient was a man named William A. Bennett — unclear who Bennett is. Dr. King embraced the term “dark skinned” … saying he used it often as it reflects “both our great heritage and our devotion to a brand of Americanism 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 debilitating racist caste ordering of our society’s slavery epoch and segregation era.”
The historical artifact was held in a private collection until recently, and now it’s for sale on the Moments In Time site for $95,000.