Councilmember Charles Barron joined 500 Men Making A Difference for their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the annual holiday. Barron served as the keynote speaker, presenting the radical King to community members and members of 500 Men. He noted that historical propaganda has had King frozen as the “I Have a Dream” 1963 King, and not the “redistribute the wealth/anti-capitalist and socialist” King of 1968.
Barron delivered the 1968 Dr. King in resounding fashion, while including several anecdotes about the city budget and the fight to redistribute wealth to combat poverty right here in the city of New York. The speech was met with raucous applause.