Sunday, February 12, 2006


Messiah Complex

"A strong people's movement was in progress, the people were feeling their own strength grow. I knew how much harm could be done by interjecting the Messiah complex -- people would feel that only a particular individual could save them and would not move on their own to fight racism and exploitation."

--James Forman, former SNCC director
(objecting to King's 1961 involvement in the SNCC boycott, sit-in and voter registration drive in Albany, Ga.)


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