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Why King Said, “I Fear I May Have Integrated My People Into a Burning House.”

And why this quote continues to resonate

Allison Wiltz
AfroSapiophile
Published in
6 min readMay 15, 2024

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Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Associated Press via AARP

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and fellow civil rights leaders fought to tear down the curtains of America’s segregated society, integration didn’t represent a seamless cultural shift from one act to the next. The cruel systems…

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Allison Wiltz
AfroSapiophile

Black womanist Scholar bylines @ Momentum, Oprah Daily, ZORA, GEN, EIC of Cultured #WEOC Founder allisonthedailywriter.com https://ko-fi.com/allyfromnola