Martin Luther King, Jr.

this is a repeat of what I posted last year.

In his final speech, King addressed a church filled with striking sanitation workers who were protesting their low pay and working conditions. King emphasized the importance of unity and nonviolent protest in the fight for justice, no matter how painful the struggle.

Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop… And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.”

Congressman John Lewis’s powerful words, “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.”

3 thoughts on “Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. Thank you!!!
    We would be fortunate indeed, to have this gentle giant at our collective side yet again, & are reminded today, that MLK’s Spirit does loom large among us.
    Let us not get side-tracked ~☆~

  2. MLK was a tremendous orator, and much of his oratory is well worth reflecting upon regularly. He was hardly a perfect man, but he inspired many through his powerful use of language. I reflect on his message every so often, and find it valuable.

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