MLK, Jr.: The Other America


"We did not have the right to vote..."

" many areas of the South."

This is the crux of our current struggle to enact voting rights legislation. Make no mistake, when Republicans opine about "states' rights," especially when it comes to the running of elections, it is an effort to reassert their power over minority voting. Make it harder, in any way they can, for African Americans and other minorities to have their voice heard in the choosing of our leaders.

The white backlash must not be allowed to succeed.