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I See the Promised Land by Arthur Flowers
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Nov 05, 11

bookshelves: non-fiction, graphic-novel
Read from October 27 to November 01, 2011

This was an interesting collaboration, mixing the story with the patua art (of which, till this point, I knew nothing...)

King really was a visionary, and a radical. Towards the end of the book it was mentioned, "Last Martin Luther King Day, President Obama suggest it be one of service. Course now, King far more radical than MLK Day suggest." I appreciated that there, and throughout the book. So often people get so thoroughly used for political purposes, the true/factual person is lost. (Such is the sad case with politics, isn't that right, Helen? Isn't that right, Pat?) We will always be used to promote whatever story someone feels the need to promote.

The King promoted in this book is definitely human. He's romanticized, but not to the degree of the holiday and boulevards. He's a man with a purpose and a goal. One who succeeded, and one who failed.

I'm happy being happy. I can't imagine giving so much.


Speaking of romanticizing, I finished this on All-Saints Day.
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