“All we say to America is, ‘Be true to what you said on paper.’ If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn't committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right.” — “I've Been To The Mountain Top,” April 3, 1968 🙌 #freedom#martinlutherkingjr#greatestmaninhistory#mlkday#beyonce#kendricklamar#missTay#music
Martin Luther King Jr. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This mans dream (and many others including my own) is slowly becoming a reality and it always pains me when somewhere in the world some place or someone takes a step back and who this step back may influence. Let’s keep moving forward together and to ultimately become a race that offers such sweet equality. We all came from stardust, we are all equal #martinlutherkingjr#mlk#equality#speech#fight#for#rights
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Martin Luther King Jr.:
"My dream has turned into a nightmare" Pt.3
Published on Aug 28, 2013Dr.King explains the war in Vietnam was undermining the fight for social justice by breeding insensitivity to the suffering of South Asians and dulling America's collective conscience.
Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech was a defining moment for the civil rights movement, for America, and for King himself. Fifty years ago this week, King’s soaring words marked a turning point in this country’s long and bitter conversation about race, and earned King a place in history. When we remember Martin Luther King, we remember his dream. It helped awaken an entire nation.
In an extraordinary, wide-ranging conversation, King acknowledged the “soul searching,” and “agonizing moments” he’d gone through since his most famous speech. He told Vanocur the “old optimism” of the civil rights movement was “a little superficial” and now needed to be tempered with “a solid realism.” And just 11 months before his death, he spoke bluntly about what he called the “difficult days ahead.” To mark the 50th anniversary of King’s speech, we present highlights from that exclusive, rarely seen interview, newly restored from the original color film.
A lot had changed for King since 1963. John F. Kennedy was gone. He had been impressed by King and had delivered his own historic, nationally televised speech on civil rights in June of that year. Kennedy’s successor Lyndon Johnson won passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act, declaring in a memorable 1965 speech to Congress, “We shall overcome.” But by 1967 Johnson had taken the country deeply into the war in Vietnam.
King opposed that war – in fact he was one of its most prominent and vocal critics. Just four days before his interview with Vanocur, King delivered a scathing anti-war speech at New York’s Riverside Church, calling the U.S. government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.” It cost him white support, and even angered many blacks, who felt King should confine his message to civil rights.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that".
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“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
Martin Luther king Jr .
”ایمان، برداشتنِ اولین گام است، هنگامی که حتی نمیتوانی راه را کامل ببینی.“
”فقط در تاریکیست که می توان ستاره ها را دید.“
پی نوشت۱: زادروزت این مرد بزرگ رو [البته با یه روز تاخیر بنا به زمان #ایران ] #خجسته میدارم. [چقدر قلنبه سلنبه گفتم😒😐]
پی نوشت۲: الان یه سریا باز میان میگن تو به #بزرگان#کشور خودت برس نمی خواد #تهاجم_فرهنگی رو در تمام ابعاد زندگیت نشون بدی، و میدونین که من به اینا چه جوابی میدم که، نمی دونین؟
اول مودبانه میگم:
آی جاس دون کِر
بعد دیدم حالیش نمیشه، میگم:
آی دون گیو عه ف***** ش** عبَوت وات یو سِی اُر ثینک. .
پی نوشت ۳: به نظر من #گفتار های #قشنگ و #پر_معنی از هر کسی که باشه از هر کجای #دنیا که باشه باید #شنیده_بشه، #خوانده_بشه و #ارج_نهاده بشه. [از #اتاق بقلی اشاره میکنن زیاد #زارت_نکن بابا بیا پایین از #منبر ] .
“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last”— Martin Luther King Jr. ...happy blessed new cycle on the flip side to our favorite #civilrights badass leader of #equality, #justice, #freedom, community #love, #truth, #integrity, fierce #courage, #faith, and the betterment of all humanity interconnected. You are always deeply loved, respected, and remembered in our hearts.
I wanted to search for some new perspectives of King in fresh and powerful angles. I paired them with his quote I have not borrowed yet— a powerful affirmation of what we already are in spirit: “Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are (all) free at last.” Until this day truly materializes, actualizes, and manifests into reality, thank you Dr. King for your rEVOLutionary visions and #dream. You da real MVP. 🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏿🖤🙌🏿🙌🏾🙌🏽
It was so meaningful and felt so magnificent to teach and lead the community self-defense workshop for all the kids engaged with Young Activists for Black Lives Coalition celebrating the birthday, memories and radicals stance of Martin Luther King Jr. day in Oakland, California. The amazing group consisted of my elementary and college school students along with a few parents and we are proud that we got to share our arts and culture while providing hard skills, awareness training and social skills to the kids now. Thank you again to the organizers and the Sama Sama families. #martinlutherkingjr#king#mlk#mlkjr#mlkjrday#selfdefense#selfdefence#kali#eskrima#arnis#filipinomartialarts artialarts #samasamacooperative#reclaiming#MLK
Sometimes a special chosen by the universe leaves an every so strong, it affects us even when they're gone. Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day. The night before (shortly after 12AM) I was up, unable to sleep, (not knowing what date it was or the significance of it as it is not celebrated in Pakistan). I started thinking about great speeches that have changed the course of this planet and I couldn't get MLK out of my head. I started to do some research on some wings of black American history (as I often do, as it has touched me deeply and fascinated me since I was a child). It started from me looking up specific Jim Crow laws, then details of Emmet Till's murder and then how MLKjr was affected by it. My random trail of research led me to read more about MLK's personality, his sense of humour, his purpose, his endurance, his relationship and influence on other people I admire from the civil right's movement. I went to sleep thinking about the greatness that was Martin Luther King Jr. Not knowing that it was Martin Luther King Jr. day.
Such was his power.
⚖️ Dr. MLK Jr. Wisdom 💡
🎙"We are not makers of history, we are made by history." 🌍
🎙"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
🎙"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
💧💪🏼 Put in Work 🌙
I bet when this brother, Congressman John R. Lewis was marching, locked arms with #MartinLutherKingJr being beat down, kicked in the head and shot at... a black President in the White House was an unfathomable thought. #LookAtGod#EGGC#EddieGriffin#GodsChild#OneTimeForYourMind
WE ARE A RESILIENT PEOPLE!
#Repost from Congresswoman @repkarenbass
On September 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the National Mall. This being nearly 400 years after the first Africans were brought to North America as slaves and more than 100 years after the first plans for the museum were drawn up. 16 years after President George W. Bush secured funding, President Barack Obama saw it through. Compare this picture to what we see in politics today. This embrace is what makes America, America.
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Have a great weekend! Try and think about what this holiday means, not just the free time you have. 1️⃣ #martinlutherkingjr
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April 4, 1968 / Indianapolis, Indiana / Excerpt from my dad’s speech delivering the sad news that Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot and killed. #martinlutherkingjr
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Excuse me.... So excited about going Skating with my Friends this MLK weekend 👌🏾 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” #martinlutherkingjr#detroit
President Donald Trump signed a bill on Monday to expand Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. birthplace in Atlanta into a national historical park - the first such park in Georgia.
The signing was attended by the niece of Dr. King (Alveda King) and the law creates the first national historic park in the state of Georgia. .
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PHILLY: You’re about to have 9 brilliantly painted sculptures of MLK temporarily installed around Philadelphia... Excited to announce today that I'll be partnering with Comcast over the next several weeks to document their #KeepMarching project, which has commissioned over 50 Philly students to paint six-foot tall busts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired by some of the civil rights leader’s most influential quotes! More about the students, the quotes, the busts and where they’re all going to be installed on the blog Monday, stay tuned! #Sponsored