Monday, January 19

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Baptist minister and scholar Michael Eric Dyson proposed a 10-year moratorium on listening to or reading "I Have a Dream"

There's a documentary on PBS tonight entitled Citizen King. CNN describes it (the quotes are from this site).

They focus on the controversial King:

the man who moved into a drafty, run-down flat in a Chicago slum to call attention to the plight of poor urban blacks, and who preached fiery sermons against the war in Vietnam, denouncing "Western arrogance."

Dr King was a great man (though a flawed man). The fight he fought was well worth it. And it almost goes without saying that here in the US, especially, and around the world, we have a long way to go.
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