Friday, April 4, 2008

April 4, 1968

Every so often, there's a death that literally changes the world. Martin Luther King's death was one of those. Today, 40 years after he was shot standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, we can only wonder what would have been.

If he had lived, I see him running the King Center, continuing his fight for black and human rights, reaching so many more people than ever. If only...
Some quotes:
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom."

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."

"The time is always right to do what is right."

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