MLK Jr Assassination Anniversary 2012

Once again the calendar flips to April 4 and we have to mark the sad occasion of the now 44th anniversary of the 1968 assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.in Memphis,TN.

2012 America, just like it was in 1968 is a cauldron of raging racial tensions.  We’re once again fighting a foreign war that increasing numbers of people in the US want us to bring our troops home from.   African Americans are asking themselves in the wake of another senseless shooting if this country will ever get over its all too easy propensity to hate us, and a contentious course changing presidential election that promises to be just as close and potentially ugly because the Democratic president occupying the White House is African American.

The best way to close this post is to leave you with the words of the Good Doctor, his April 3, 1968 ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech.

 

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