"Our Nation Was Born in Genocide": MLK and American Indian Civil Rights
In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, "Our Nation was Born in Genocide when it embraced the notion that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race." This MLK Teach-In presentation will examine how the African American and the American Indian civil rights movements influenced each other. While American Indian activists strive for increased political-economic independence, African American activists press for greater political-economic integration. Despite these differences, both movements formed important connections. This talk will explore these connections and their implications for the futures of both movements.
Gordon, Theodor P. (Ted), ""Our Nation Was Born in Genocide": MLK and American Indian Civil Rights" (2016). Intercultural Directions Council Lectures. 9.