Monday, January 17, 2005

The Martin Luther King You Don't See On TV
This is a must read link. It summarizes perfectly the visionary revolution King wanted in America, but would never see fulfilled. Suffice it to say, King was seeking much more than just civil rights, but human rights in general. Have you heard about this, for example:

In his last months, King was organizing the most militant project of his life: the Poor People's Campaign. He crisscrossed the country to assemble "a multiracial army of the poor" that would descend on Washington -- engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience at the Capitol, if need be -- until Congress enacted a poor people's bill of rights. Reader's Digest warned of an "insurrection."
There's a lot more to this man than you might have been shown. Don't let King's ideals be summed up by a few tidy soundbites and already accomplished glories, there's still work yet to be done. {link via Tiny Revolution}

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