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Martin Luther King, Jr. & Car Commercials

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It was a great Super Bowl, but the car commercial featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was truly offensive. You can read what others think of it here (scroll down a little).

And it offers a great opportunity for students examine his The Drum Major Instinct speech, which actually condemns how advertisers manipulate people to buy cars and products.

Here’s the actual advertisement, followed by a re-editing of it using that part of the same speech that talks about advertisers:

I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. Glad you shared this. I think this connects with the text book images of slavery from the beginning to the 70’s… but also anytime modern day man tries to co-opt those who stood against their ideas. Sabotage.

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