Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is hailed as one of the most important figures in the history of the United States. His name continues to carry a lot of weight and his contributions will never be forgotten.
According to TMZ, a letter from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., where he candidly talks about the “n” word and the term “dark skinned American” is up for sale. He wrote the letter back on January 18, 1966.
The recipient was a man named William A. Bennett, but no other details were given. Luther King Jr. embraced the term “dark skinned,” as he said he used it often, as it reflects “both our great heritage and our devotion to a brand of Americanism of the highest order.”
He also touched upon the N-Word, where he stated that it “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 and is now up for sale on the Moments In Time site for $95,000. We’ll have to see who will end up purchasing the important piece of history.
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