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The Other America II
December 4, 2019
Rutland Free Library
Using as inspiration Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 speech “The Other America,” author Mitchell S. Jackson reflects on his childhood in a poor, black community in Portland, Oregon—where he witnessed drug use, gang violence, and sexual exploitation—and reveals how he transformed despair into hope.
Partner: Middlebury College and the Mellon Foundation
For more information
- Interview with Jackson on how he paid the bills while writing, Medium.com
- Jackson’s 2018 opinion piece in The Guardian on Childish Gambino’s music video “This Is America”