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Mon Jan 20, 2020, 11:55 AM

4. Thanks for that, Malaise.

In another time, Dr. King might have been one of the best Presidents the United States ever had. Tragically, that was never to be.

Just a few months before his trip to Jamaica, I stood at the back of a crowd in Montgomery, Alabama and listened to him give his "How long? Not long" speech. I was just 20 years old, a skinny white kid from California who stopped in there on one of those trips of self-discovery after dropping out of college for a while.

His speech and the environment in which it was made had an enormous impact on my life, but I didn't know what that impact was until years later. I moved on from Alabama and on to other stages in my life, but Dr. King's speech was one of those seminal events that altered the entire direction of my future.

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