Monday, January 16, 2006



A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
...Black Americans needed a Martin Luther King, but above all America needed him. The significant qualities of this special man cannot be underestimated nor taken for granted. Within a span of 13 years from 1955 to his death in 1968 he was able to expound, expose, and extricate America from many wrongs. His tactics of protest involved non-violent passive resistance to racial injustice. It was the right prescription for our country, and it was right on time...

Martin Luther King – Biography
...he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, "l Have a Dream", he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson; he was arrested upwards of twenty times and assaulted at least four times; he was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure.

At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement...
I never even thought about his birthday being Sunday, since the holiday, for many, is on Monday.
While looking for information on MLK, I came across a site that had a link to a file making an argument that the holiday should be repealed. Whoever wrote it was claiming that MLK was working with the Communists, and other claims. I think that site is full of sour grapes! Even if what they claim is true, MLK should still be remembered for his hard work and accomplishments in the Civil Rights movement.

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