Friday, April 04, 2008

Martin Luther King, Forty Years and Counting

It was 40 years ago today that Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of a Memphis, Tennessee motel. Like so many others---known or unknown---King worked tirelessly for the rights of others, and he was one more who fell unnecessarily to the unforgiving hand of violence.

Race still matters in this country, and it touches every person on Earth, and although King's dream is still not fully realized, we all carry the collective responsibility to see it through. From astronomical rates of incarceration for young men of color to predatory lending targeted at communities of color, there is indeed still a long way to go.

In memory of Dr. King, may we all still stand for justice.


am said...

40 years.

Your post inspired me to look for and find my copy of I DREAM A WORLD, by Brian Lanker, with foreword by Maya Angelou.

Keith "Nurse Keith" Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC said...

I'm so glad. Thank you for sharing that resource.