Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pausing to remember Dr. King

Today the nation took a moment to recognize a defining moment in our collective civil rights story- and I am thankful that even though much work remains, the moment we commemorate has not slipped from our national consciousness.  Yesterday Ian showed me a couple pictures from his trip to Washington DC last spring- pictures he took standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the spot where Dr. King shared his dream.  50 years later, for Ian, the importance of the message is not lost.  In fact, it is as relevant as it ever has been as we prepare to stand up against the tyranny and mass murder being carried out in Syria.  There are no easy answers, and as the late Dr. King stated "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

I found this video of Dr. King online today, and it is quite prophetic.  It is a part of an interview he did with NBC news in 1967, about 4 years after his "I have a Dream" speech.  It is well worth watching...

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