Notes for U.F.T. Address



On March 14, 1964, Dr. King was presented with the John Dewey Award by the United Teachers Federation. The address he delivered that day is outlined in this type-written draft along with his handwritten notes. In the draft, Dr. King emphasizes the importance of education, especially as a tool for African American advancement. He cites how the deprivation of education has been used as a way to systematically oppress African Americans and he asserts that this inequality is a reality that must be confronted. Dr. King also maintains that addressing the effects of segregated education, though arguably inconvenient for the "white population," is necessary in order to reconcile the differences amongst the races.

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