"when you are humiliated day in and day out by nagging signs reading "white" and "colored"; when your first name becomes "nigger," your middle name becomes "boy" (however old you are) and your last name becomes "John," and your wife and mother are never given the respected title "Mrs."
In an editorial in today’s NY Daily News, the paper prints a letter that Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote while in an Alabama jail. The letter was written in response to white clergyman who were critical of his protests and demonstrations calling them "unwise" and "untimely." His response was a letter, which…
…stands today as one of the great writings in American history… a single, pain-filled, 300-plus word sentence, explaining why waiting was "unwise and untimely"
To read the editorial and letter visit the NY Daily News website