Hedrick Speaks at the Pearl in Portsmouth, NH

“Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Dream Today”

Hedrick Smith covered Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement of the 1960s at racial hotpots lsuch as Birmingham and Albany, Ga., and at the March on Washington. In this lecture, he tells personal recollections of Dr. King and relates the lessons of the civil righrts movement and other grass roots movements of the 1960s and ’70s, to America’s current problems of gaping income inequalities and a polarized political system beholden to wealthy special interests.

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As given upon the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014

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