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Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Step beyond the platitudes and propaganda

Monday, January 16, 2006

List of resources

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 - Democracy NOW
Wikipedia - MLK Jr. Day
Wiki - About the Man Martin Luther King Jr.
"Real Audio" online version of the "I Have a Dream" speech at the HistoryChannel's site
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
The King Center
Martin Luther King Jr.'s FBI file
"The MLK you don't see on TV" from FAIR
Listen Live to MLK Jr. sermons (today only) - select a player and listen to web stream
Democracy NOW's radio chat with Howard Zinn "Bush Represents Everything That Martin Luther King Opposed" (transcript on this page and also links to listen)

As you might well imagine, awareness of who Martin Luther King Jr. was, what he did, what he was fighting for, and how it was that he was murdered are all poorly understood and taught in our schools and society.

I have provided the links above for you to check out for yourself and to help you teach your children (homeschooled or not).

As a grad student at Emory, I would listen to radio broadcasts of the King sermon archives. He was electrifying and he must have been terrifying to those who were not interested in the change he sought.

Dont believe the hype, much of what he sought has yet to pass.

Its up to each of us to value his vision and to do what we can to nuture that vision in our children.

Truly, hope for a better society lies in the questioning and trusting eyes of a child who has not learned to hate, yet.

Our job as parents is to make sure that hate is not passed on, that love is shared, and that hope is invested.

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  • HI! Great Blog! I linked over here on a Blog search, today I posted an article on a perspective on MLK Jr. Day, check it out if you’d like… I've enjoyed reading through your archives, I’d love to establish a reciprocal link with your blog, let me know if you’re interested:


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