A Radical Politician

Thank you for Gar Alperovitz’s article “Beyond the Dreamer” (January 2014), which informs your readers that Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership was more than the “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington. I was also present in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the 1964 Democratic convention and am familiar with the important role Dr. King played in supporting the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s challenge to the seating of the all-white segregationist delegation of the Mississippi Democratic Party. The challenge was a legal, political, and moral fight that succeeded in reforming the Democratic Party.

Lisa Anderson Todd
Washington, D.C.


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