MLK | IT DON’T MATTER YOUR COLOR, BROTHER– JUST SERVE ONE ANOTHER

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“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for– he isn’t fit to live.”

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–Martin Luther King, Jr.

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April 4, 1968– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassination, Memphis, TN,  –Photo by Joseph Louw

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is– what are you doing for others?”

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–Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism,

or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

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–Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A mule train leaves for Washington, during the Poor People’s March, May 1968.

photograph by Ernest C. Withers. 


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7 thoughts on “MLK | IT DON’T MATTER YOUR COLOR, BROTHER– JUST SERVE ONE ANOTHER

  1. The 60s.
    Can’t quite believe got thru them in one piece.

    Every day I think about the good, the bad, and the ugly from those times.
    I remember too RFK’s speech the night Martin died:

    ‘’… we have to make an effort in the United States. We have to make an effort to understand, to …go beyond these rather difficult times.
    My…. favorite poet was Aeschylus. And he once wrote:

    Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
    falls drop by drop upon the heart,
    until, in our own despair,
    against our will,
    comes wisdom
    through the awful grace of God.

    What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love, and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country…

    We can do well in this country. We will have difficult times. We’ve had difficult times in the past… and we will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; and it’s not the end of disorder.

    … let’s dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people. ‘’

    Indianapolis
    4 April 1968,

  2. RFK’s speech that night were some of the greatest words I’ve
    ever heard.

    Sadly, we aren’t likely to see the likes of the Reverand
    Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.and Robert F. Kennedy again.

    But we are wise to remember them and be inspired by them.

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