@DrMLKingJr.: I Have a Dream

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Imagine how different history could have been if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had had access to Twitter.

The Los Angeles Press Club held its first ever panel discussion on just such a subject: how the legend may have used the social network to spread his message of equality and civil rights.

Entitled “What if Dr. King Tweeted the Movement?”, the discussion hosted by the prestigious press club on Thursday, January 12, 2012 was organized by the club’s newly-elected and first Black board member Gloria Zurveen, and moderated by author and professor Anthony Asadullah Samad.

Panelists included (L to R) Pastor William D. Smart, Chair of SCLC and labor organizer, Reverend Lewis E. Logan, community organizer, Jasmyne Cannick, political communications consultant and journalist, retired Congresswoman Diane E. Watson, former Councilmember and Freedom Rider Robert Farrell, Sister Charlene Muhammad, West Coast Editor of the Final Call.

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