January 21, 2013

To Honor the King of the Civil Rights Movement

Today is the day that we observe the birth of Martin Luther King Jr.  He would have been 84 years old today.


It was 50 years ago this August that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. closed his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with his rendering of a dream he had for the country’s future. The soaring final sentences were somewhat extemporaneous — he let his emotions and sense of the occasion carry him past parts of the prepared text and on to the right words, concluding with the rousing “Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.” It was an exultant moment for much of this country, and in the national memory it has acquired the gauzy image of a happy ending to our long struggle with racial inequality and bigotry. (source)






Eco-Tip:  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Repurpose when you can.  For this and other tips on going green visit, The Earth and Me Go Green.




    

No comments:

Post a Comment

BLOG DESIGN BY DESIGNER BLOGS