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2013 Martin Luther King Jr Reading & Reference List

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(Blogger’s Note—This is the 6th updated version of this list.)

While it is always instructive to watch a rebroadcast or listen to a recording of the I Have A Dream speech, there is a next level for someone who wants to better understand Martin Luther King and his message.

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr asked serious questions about America as a war criminal nation in Vietnam. He asked if America merited divine judgement as a wicked nation of racism and social inequality.  These questions are as relevant as ever as America is engaged in endless war and as income inequality grows.

It is within your power to bring about a better world. You have the ability to understand complex things. Learn about what a true prophet of justice Martin Luther King Jr was in our society. After you learn more about Dr. King, take action yourself  to address the great pressing social problems of American life, and to address adverse conditions in our world as a whole. (more…)

By |2013-01-25T06:30:17-04:00January 25th, 2013|Books, Poverty, Race, Religion|3 Comments

MLK – Letters from Birmingham

CNN continues their coverage of MLK.  In this segment, why does Martin Luther King write his famous letters from a Birmingham jail?  In this segment the brush by the Birmingham church bombing

One thing that needs to be stressed is television.  Martin Luther King was the right person but so was Fredrick Douglass.  There were several Black leaders that were the right men or women.  Martin Luther King was successful because he was the right man at the right time.  He was in the era of television.  The Nightly News showed peaceful blacks marching.  The nightly news showed the dogs being turned loose.  It showed the fire hoses.  It showed King a man of peace verses those that wished to do him harm. 

By |2007-01-16T21:17:04-04:00January 16th, 2007|Civil Rights, Domestic Issues, Race|Comments Off on MLK – Letters from Birmingham
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