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Sunday, January 16, 2005

a great American hero

I was going to post some linkies and tributes to Martin Luther King but around the blogosphere so many have already done the job and so well so I decided to link instead to Rox Populi's awesome and extensive little list of great MLK related things!

A hauntingly appropriate snippet from MLK's speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence:

"This I believe to be the privilege and the burden of all of us who deem ourselves bound by allegiances and loyalties which are broader and deeper than nationalism and which go beyond our nation's self-defined goals and positions. We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls 'enemy,' for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers."~~~MLK, 04-06-67

Found via Rox Populi's featured MLK links, a fantastic site called American Rhetoric.

Dr. King in 1966 with Mahatma Gandhi's picure in the background.
The caption under the photo reminds us that MLK was a student of
Gandhi's non-violent methods of civil protest, a model which he
adopted for the American Civil Rights movement.

photo found at the wonderfully extensive resource MLK Online!

"Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride"
~~~~ U2, Pride (In the Name of Love)

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