Monday, January 16, 2012
'Let Freedom Ring': Dr. King In His Own Words...
"Blessed are the Peacemakers" -Jesus Christ
Below are a series of videos of Dr. King's speeches and interviews... the man in his own words. His message through and through is clear, HOW YOU TREAT PEOPLE MATTERS. What doesn't matter is if it's the people next door, in the next city, or on the other side of the world.... we are all interconnected in a deep and meaningful way.
Nonviolent Revolutionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived and died as a peacemaker, a legendary proponent of equality and justice, and ultimately a servant of love. What makes Dr. King's example so powerful is not just his compelling oratory, but the way in which he carried himself during his time on earth.
While we have come to think of Dr. King as an icon, it is important to recognize that he was a human being, a man not without flaws. Yet, still, this man was able to rise to a calling ahead of his time and far greater than himself in order to accelerate human consciousness with his actions and words. His success in this mission remains dependent on those who take his legacy to heart and make the choice to serve love in our daily lives.
Not only was Dr. King able to hold the light on issues of racial and economic equality and justice, he was a moral beacon when it came to the folly of war. Dr. King stood up and spoke the truth to the political leaders of his own country. He spoke convincingly and unafraid, opposing the Vietnam War and eloquently linking its depravity with that of racial inequality and poverty...
Dr. King had the courage to state boldly in a sermon on November day in Montgomery, Alabama, 1957, "...as I look into the eyes of all of my brothers in Alabama and all over America and over the world, I say to you, "I love you. I would rather die than hate you."...and then he lived those words until his dying day.
Below is a Mini Bio of Martin Luther King Jr. by Biography Channel:
My favorite quote by MLK:
Thanks to Amy Goodman for the terrific show today: Democracy Now! SPECIAL: Dr. King in his own words.
Thank you Dr. King!!