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Michael Eric Dyson on MLK, Bill Cosby, and More

By Delores Jones

Kansas City, MO – Communities throughout the Kansas City area will join the rest of the country this week celebrating the life of one of our era's most outstanding leaders; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Reverend Michael Eric Dyson believes it is also important to humanize the great leader. Dr. Dyson, an author and professor of religious studies at University of Pennsylvania, says the faulty parts of Dr. King's behavior connect him to today's troubled youth.

In Dyson's best-selling book from 2000- "I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr," he writes: "We've twisted Dr. King's identity and lost the chance to connect the man's humanity, including his flaws, to the young people of today, especially our despised black youth."

Reverend Michael Eric Dyson is a professor of humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the author of ten books including his latest... "Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and National, Racial and Economic Disasters."

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