The campus of Columbia University is dotted with monuments to illustrious alumni and high-minded ideals. But on a sunny afternoon earlier this week, about two dozen people gathered around the sundial in its central plaza to pay tribute to a momentous event that has gone uncommemorated in stone.
“Horam expecta veniet — await the hour, it shall come,” Frank Guridy, an associate professor of history at the university, proclaimed, reading a Latin inscription on the sundial. “I think it’s sort of poetic that things began here.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s image has been flattened into that of a non-threatening dreamer. But the truth is, he was a politically radical thinker who not only fought for racial justice but for restructuring the economic order in this country.
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