Observing MLK Day: A Different Approach

Today is MLK Day. It’s a day to remember this great man who led the African-American Civil Rights movement, and stood for so much more. I’m sure there’s lots of people who will offer reflections on MLK Jr – his life, his work, his faith, etc. But perhaps there’s a different way, and that’s to listen to the actual words of the man himself, and what they inspire and invoke in us today. Perhaps that’t the real significance of Martin Luther King Jr and his life – what he inspired a whole nation to in the 1960’s, and what he inspires us to today.

So if you can spare 20 minutes today, watch this video. Trust me, it’s worth your time.



Filed under Culture & Social Issues/Ethics

2 responses to “Observing MLK Day: A Different Approach

  1. I appreciate the reminder to let these inspirational words speak for themselves. Thanks for the post.

    I chose to write today on the racism that was and still is prevalent among some white Midwesterners. It’s called “Was He Only Dreaming?: Hoosier Perspectives on Martin Luther King”. I’d love for you to check it out and tell me what you think.

  2. George Wadzita

    We watched this at our Boy Scout meeting on MLK, Jr. Day and I took notes on King’s use of imagery, which is almost continuous through his speech. Listening to him is a visual and emotional experience through his choice of words. His speaking and ability to inspire is certainly inspired by the Spirit!

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