Martin Luther King, Jr.

21 Jan

I found what Greg Boyd has to say about today enlightening. Those of us who weren’t alive during the civil rights movement have no real grasp of what Martin Luther King, Jr. Day means. Most of us grew up in a world where little black kids and little white kids did hold hands and play together. It wasn’t always so. I could make a comparison of today’s Civil Rights leaders and Rev. King, but I’m not going to. You can do that for yourself and see where you end up.

Doing Martin Luther King Jr. Justice

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day, so I’d like to share a reflection on this great man and the movement he birthed.

For the first time in history, we have an African American who is a viable candidate for the Presidency of the United States. Barack Obama wouldn’t be doing what he’s doing today if it wasn’t for what Martin Luther King Jr. did 40 years ago — at great cost to himself. This man did more to free America from its historical racism than any other single individual (though, of course, we still have a long way to go). continue reading

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