04.04.2016 07:05 AM

April 4: MLK

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, 48 years ago, Martin Luther King was murdered by a racist in Memphis.  Dr. King was a giant of a man, the one who – as I write in Fight The Rightanticipated the message at the core of the Occupy movement, among other things.  While his message continues to resonate across the decades, 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.

2 Comments

  1. Liam Young says:

    “Early morning, April 4
    Shot rings out, in a Memphis sky
    Free at last, they took your life,
    They could not take your pride”

    I’m of a slightly younger generation, but the words from U2 (some other famous Irish dudes) always remind me of the same thoughts you have.

  2. smelter rat says:

    Also this. Another great speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoKzCff8Zbs

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