Today we observe the birthday of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His contribution to the civil rights movement is incalculable. He is an American hero, but he has been dead for almost 50 years, and people are still asking in times of crisis “what would Dr. King say?” People who knew him well and people who did not know him at all are ready to respond on his behalf, but this does him a disservice. So many of the people who were around him have evolved on issues but King still has the opinions he had in 1968? No one knows what King would have been like had his life not been cut short. So why do we keep asking the question? King was relevant in his day, but his day has past. We can revere his memory, but we have to look forward not backward as we face the problems of this century.
Isn’t it time to stop asking what would Dr. King say?
By musesofamom, on January 16, 2017 at 3:46 pm, under Uncategorized. Tags: black america, Black People, Current Events, Donald Trump, Dr. martin Luther King jr., martin luther king jr., MLK, MLK Day. 1 Comment
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