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...............................................................Thomas Jefferson


Friday, April 4, 2008

Prologue: 40 Years Ago Today

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On this date, April 4, in 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated. There'll be a wealth of programming and resources today commemorating his life and his vision. You can learn—and re-learn—the best of him here and in the "I Have a Dream" speech.

Not going to do your homework for you by providing a trove of links. Instead, do yourself a favor and make the time to do your own seeking out, to consider the legacy of this man's words.

How far we've come...and how far we have yet to go.

I'm planning further commentary later today, do stop back....

h/t to RevDeb @ FDL for the link

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1 comment:

Jim White said...

Thanks, Prarie I'm still listening and this is an incredibly moving speech. The parallels between Iraq and Vietnam are truly staggering, especially in how we completely destroyed cultures that never threatened us.