Monday, January 15, 2007

Remembering a King

Hope everyone takes a moment to be thankful for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today!

(And equally as greatful for Malcom X and the Black Panthers--without whom the American government would have never listened to Dr. King--but that's another post.)

My parents grew up through the turbulent times of 1960's lynchings, Jim Crow segregation and the drama of forced integration. I can hardly imagine what that would have been like but I am SO thankful that numerous people sacrificed their lives for me. Everytime I vote I do it for them!

If you haven't already, this would be a great time to make a donation to the Dr. King memorial in Washington DC.

One love!


nic said...

Incidentally Martin Luther King was greatly inspired by Gandhi, whose example convinced him that it is possible to achieve victory in an unarmed struggle.

He felt that the philosophy of Gandhi could lift the love ethic of Jesus above mere interaction between individuals to a powerful strategy for social transformation.

In fact he had come all the way to India to learn more about Gandhi's methods.

t-hype said...

That's true! I totally forgot about the "India Connection." Sepia Mutiny has a cool banner with both men here.

Indian Parrot said...

I was in Atlanta and was not able go to Dr. King's museum. Next time i have to go somehow. But you are talking about a museum in DC?.