Lewiston Sun Journal

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology, was one of eight Mainers asked to reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “Basically, what is happening now is that the Black Lives movement is still dramatizing shameful conditions,” Gilkes said, noting that the fight for civil rights is still ongoing because problems such as poverty still exist. 

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