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The Mountain

 

No Fear

 

“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 don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live – a long life; longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. 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. So I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man.  Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”   April 3, 1968

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Justice

Martin Luther King’s words ring as true today as they did in 1963… justice is relevant and must never be taken for granted.

Battling the "tranquilizing drug of gradualism"

Battling the “tranquilizing drug of gradualism”

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was “well timed” in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.”  We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that justice too long delayed is justice denied.”

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Justice

Martin Luther King’s words ring as true today as they did in 1963… justice is relevant and must never be taken for granted.

Battling the "tranquilizing drug of gradualism"

Battling the “tranquilizing drug of gradualism”

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was “well timed” in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.”  We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that justice too long delayed is justice denied.”

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Martin Luther King and Jackie Robinson: A collection of connection

By Jon Weisman For Martin Luther King Day, here are some tidbits celebrating the civil rights leader’s connection with Jackie Robinson the Dodgers.

http://dodgers.mlblogs.com/2016/01/18/martin-luther-king-and-jackie-robinson/

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Learn about Martin Luther King Jr.

This should be more than just a day off… it is sad that our remembrance is reduced to a banker’s holiday.

Here are some of the lessons we can still use today.

Injustice anywhere is a threat…

 

Letter from Birmingham Jail

King at Selma, 1965

King on non-violent protest

I have been to the Mountaintop

Justice long delayed, is justice denied.

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Weekly History News Roundup

RIP Neil Armstrongan icon passes away

Mark David Chapman to remain in jail… Lennon’s killer denied parole again

Drought exposes ship on Missouri river… USS Montana was the biggest ship on the river when it sank in 1882

James K. Polk deserves better… Romney campaign staff compare the candidate to the expansionist President

Natalie Wood’s death no long accidentalLA coroner changes the death certificate

Lost MLK interview found in Tennessee… King discusses the Civil Rights movement during the interview

1930-2012

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