MLK’s “Single Garment of Destiny” & Slavery’s Legacy

My friend Kate was¬†featured on NPR’s “Race Card” project¬†last week, talking about her family’s history as slaveowners. Her grandmother upheld the “idea of the benevolent slave owner,” telling Kate proudly that their family’s slaves had been “trusted house servants,” rather than plantation laborers. Kate eventually realized, however, that such pride is sorely misplaced. Reading Kate’s [Read More…]