Rioting in an American city in 2015- Yesteryear in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s own words 1967
Unrest followed the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland on April 27, 2015.
Freddie Gray, a 25 year old African American man, died of a mysterious spinal injury on April 19, 2015, days after being taken into custody by Baltimore police officers.
Video: Police deployed in Baltimore City
It was 48 years ago when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke from Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium, on April 14, 1967. The subject was “two Americas”: one “beautiful” and the “other America,”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about the unemployment rate for African Americans compared to whites in 1967. Compare Dr. King’s own words to the most recent unemployment rate in 2015.
Dr. King also spoke about rioting in American cities.
See link: U.S. unemployment rate remains 5.5 percent in March 2015
White men 4.4%, Black men 10.0%
Video: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.from Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium, April 14 1967 -“The other America: Two Americas”
Fast forward to 11 mins and 49 secs to hear statement on unemployment rate.
Fast forward to 22 mins and 50 secs to hear statement on riots.