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Randall Robinson – Duke University’s 2011 Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Randall Robinson  -  "Connect to the Dream: Facing the Challenge of a New Age"
Duke University 2011 Service of Celebration:
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January, 2011

Randall Robinson begins with a critically important analysis of the African American experience of disconnection and dislocation from our African history and identity. He goes on to argue for our collective and continuing responsibility/obligation to reconcile this history with America's contemporary "place" in the world, and the continuing injustices inflicted upon African American families and communities today. If this nation wants to be relevant in the future, we must continue to acknowledge the hard and painful truths about this nation's history and present, and work tirelessly to transform this pathological reality of racism and oppression. Each of us must follow our path in service of this goal, and share what we can as future generations take their turn.

  • Introduction by Ms. Nana Asante begins at approximately 53 minutes.
  • Address by Randall Robinson begins at 56:45 (approximately).

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