Monday, January 17, 2011

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Dick Mac

On this day to commenrate the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968), the great pacifist leader of the black civil rights movement, it is nice to think about peace, harmony and brotherhood.

Today, I will reach out to another person, physically and/or virtually to spread a little warmth and good cheer.

At the memorial gathering for Dr. King, in 1968, Nina Simone sang "Why (The King of Love Is Dead)":

A link to Dr. King's final speech, I've Been to the Mountaintop, delivered April 3, 1968, at the Church of God in Christ Headquarters (The Mason Temple), Memphis, Tennessee.

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