Phillip Agnew of Dream Defenders Gives the Speech He Was Kept from Giving at the March on Washington

This is so much better, and more important, and more honest than anything said at the actual march this week, John Lewis excepted, perhaps; but I think even Lewis would agree, this is special, and especially because in 1963, the Kennedy Administration tried to intervene to keep Lewis from delivering his own speech, afraid that it would be too radical. Make no mistake, that is what happened here too. I have no doubt that the Obama Administration, afraid they could not control Agnew’s testimony (and that of Sofia Campos), conveniently “ran out of time.” But they had enough time to let the president lecture black people about their own irresponsibility, yet again…there is always time for that.

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