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Farley shared his views on King’s life and philosophies and the changes that they brought to the United States at different venues between Jan. 12 and Jan. 19, 2012.
Video of Farley talking about the history of slavery and how it affects today here.
Video of Farley answering the question “Why should we celebrate MLK?” here.
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To read about “The Meeting,” a play about a fictitious meeting between King and Malcolm X, click here.
“Slavery is, in fact, with us. This is our crisis. That nothing has changed,” says Farley.
Greed, militarism and racism were one thing to King. They formed a trinity, and it is not possible to get rid of just one part of it.
“King called it greed, but I’ll call it capitalism,” says Farley. “Very few of us challenge money. We allow money to be a complete dictator over people’s lives.”
King sought to instill the vision of a “Beloved Community” – a community where everyone who could work had a job and those who could not had an income, a community where diversity in the workplace was representative at all levels of management and a community where everyone was guaranteed the right to vote.
“People like doing things for people,” says Farley, “without these impulses we are not human beings.”
Because of these impulses, Farley still believes that the world can be made a wonderful place.