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In His Own Words | August 6, 1946 | Letter to the Editor, the Atlanta Constitution


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This quote is from a letter to the Editor of the Atlanta Constitution that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote as college sophomore at Morehouse College. The letter criticizes the tendency of "a certain class of people" to encourage a sense of fear about social intermingling and intermarriage between the races, and asserts that these specific issues aren't particularly relevant. Instead, King lists several rights and opportunities that Black people aimed to achieve as the appropriate matters upon which to focus.


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