Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

So I came across these a while back and figured that it would only be appropriate to share them with the world today. Of course there’s no disrespect intended… although they might make you smile harder than you should… Or play them on repeat. Whichever is fine, as long as the words of a true American hero were not spoken in vain or lost on indifferent ears. Hopefully, even if you didn’t overhear at least one Dr. King factoid today, you took a minute to acknowledge the privilege and peace that one man’s life could bring to a country once shrouded in a cloud of racism and hatred. Although the societal mindset has evolved since the civil-rights era, there are still places in this country where the color of the President’s skin played a deciding role in their vote last year.  To those individuals, I wish a deeper understanding of the human spirit, and a rest to their judgmental nature. On myself I wish the same. Let’s all do better in 2010!

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For a full transcript of Dr. King’s “I have a dream speech,” Check out this link.


1 Response to “Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

  1. 1 bianca
    January 22, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    while not a huge fan of these videos (i’d rather watch them to the beat of silence) i bet for some people, this may have been the first time they actually saw the speech. i’ll admit, shamefully so, that i literally did not think of the reason i had no school last monday. i was just happy not to have to go to class. tsk tsk, i know. anyways, what i really wanted to say/admit is: i voted for obama cause he’s black.
    now that’s not the only reason, but it’s a big one.
    what would dr. king have to say?

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