You’re really naive if you truly think that Martin Luther King just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time at the Lorraine Motel and this random guy just came and shot and killed him. Martin Luther King sort of had a change of heart. Martin Luther King was starting to take a more militant, stronger position, and his new battle was “No War”. Government said, “Whoa, he’s about to come in our territory. Like it’s one thing to let you take a shit in the same toilet that I do. You know, I’ll give you you that, but you ain’t about to stop my money flow. You gotta go”
We have to write and document our own history. When we allow others to document our history, the history becomes twisted, we get written out, and we get our noses blown off.
-Erykah Badu The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 The Movie