﻿Ashley M. Watson
African American Studies
March 17, 2000
“Why We Can’t Wait,” by Luther King, Jr.
“WHY WE CAN’T WAIT”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I was reluctant to read this book that was originally assigned as a part of my African American
Studies, but I am very glad that I did. As a black female born in 1981 who grew up in a
neighborhood that did not have the black only
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moving book and one that opened my eyes. It opened my eyes to some of the injustices
that took place before my time. In general, it is a vivid behind-the-scenes account of the Civil
Rights movement and gives a fascinating glimpse into how political movements are sustained and implemented.
I recommend it highly for anyone, especially those of us born too late to understand the civil
rights movement and the horrors that prompted it firsthand.