January 19, 2015, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, represents a day to remember a true American Leader.
Not a leader elected through campaigning in the media and convincing thousands or millions to vote for him so he can legally represent them to vote bills that become law. We recognize a leader, who had a set of ethical beliefs, who believed by this faith in God that each of us is created equal; regardless of race, creed or culture. He arrived at the pinnacle of his cause during a time when by speaking the words he believed, he and many others lost their lives. Dr. King, set the machine in motion, for future trail blazers to have a road on which to walk. His message was never easy to deliver, nor was it easy to hear. But listening now, considering its message on each life, reveals a system of belief that is hard to seek and hard to live.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. probably made more heavily attended, public speeches than most politicians. And boy could he give a speech. I have given you three to look at but there are many more. Search YouTube if you get hooked.
The following video is a collection of clips from Dr. King’s speeches about the inequality of American Domestic Economy. It sounds very similar to news clips that have played over the last couple years.
The is the classic “I Have A Dream Speech.” I wanted to include it because it represents and iconic speech of American History. This is not the best audio version available, but I think the visual image of the delivery is important.
This is the I Have Been To the Mountaintop Speech. It was his last. April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. The next day, King was assassinated.
Listening to Dr. King speak and remembering what he spoke in the face of exemplifies the spirit of America.
R&R Containers as a member of the Cobb County, Georgia community, remember this Georgia born American Crusader. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)