So, now, that we have a holiday, what are supposed to do with MLK day? March? Contemplate? Enjoy a day off from work? It is my belief that we need to reflect on Dr. King’s dream. Once we have the dream in focus, what can we do to bring that dream, his dream, our dream to reality?
In a recent survey of college students on U.S. civic literacy, more than 81 percent knew that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was expressing hope for “racial justice and brotherhood” in his historic “I Have a Dream” speech.
That’s the good news.
Most of the rest surveyed thought King was advocating the abolition of slavery. ( more… )
Nice article in Time about his last days.