Friday, April 06, 2007

Martin Luther King Jr.

I have always admired this man & the movement he helped create, & counted him among my heroes. As a young teenager I poured over articles & memorials about King & his work. I looked forward to January & the huge full-page spreads the Seattle Times would do on King's life. I admired his courage & what at the time would have been seen as audacity. I was drawn to the fact that everything he stood & fought for, was done with non-violence & that his message was so full of hope & love & a better future for all humankind. The majority of what I read & learned all centered around the civil rights movement of the early 1960s. I found this article yesterday & was immediately intrigued: "The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV".
It gives some insight into the last few years of King's life & why we don't hear much about that period. The civil rights acts passed in 1964 & 1965 & King was not assassinated until 1968--what was his focus in those last years of his life?
Read on friends...even more reasons to admire & learn from this man.
The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV

I'll be doing some research on these rarely-heard-about years of King's life (just as soon as this hunger banquet is over).


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