Letter from MLK to William A. Bennett Jr.

Abstract

Dr. King responds to a letter from William Bennett in which Bennett suggested the phrase "dark skinned American" be used to describe African Americans. Dr. King discusses the connotations of the hateful words "deeply rooted in the debilitating racist caste ordering of our society's slavery epoch and segregation era."

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Letter from MLK to William A. Bennett Jr.
Tuesday, January 18, 1966
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