— Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” 1963
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
–-Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
–Martin Luther King Jr.
I thought I’d give you something that wasn’t, i have a dream, to remind you of the holiday today.
The banks are closed and the postal carrier isn’t delivering, and we’re celebrating the life and accomplishments of Grammy Award winning artist and social activist, Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.
Seriously. I didn’t know that. Just found out about that today. In addition to being the one of the most famous social activists in the world (who else you got? Gandhi? Rosa Parks? Mother Teresa? Nelson Mandela? Can you name another?), he won a Grammy in 1971 for his album Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam. Best Spoken Word Album. While it was a posthumous honor, it still counts.
Enjoy the holiday. Remember the man. The fight for equality, respect, and dignity continues, on so very many fronts.