Musings —04.04.2012 07:42 AM—
Since I was a kid – since this day in 1972, in fact, when I started writing a daily journal – I have always taken note of April 4, and said to myself: “April 4. Dr. King.”
Today, 44 years ago, Martin Luther King was murdered by a racist in Memphis. Dr. King was a giant of man, the one who – as I write in my upcoming book – anticipated the message at the core of the Occupy movement, among other things. While his message continues to resonate across the decades, the violence of racial hatred continues unabated, too.
It’s April 4, and so I give you some of his most remarkable speech. Surveying the pygmies who now crowd the public stage, I don’t think we will see the likes of him again.