Friday, April 4, 2008
A SOMBER ANNIVERSARY AND TIME FOR REFLECTION
As all of you know 40 years ago on this day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. He died as he lived which was helping those who did not have a voice. He was in Memphis to help the striking Black sanitation workers in their strike for better wages and benefits.
While this is a somber time let us also reflect on the life of this great man and how far we have come as a people. In addition we must reflect on how far we still have to go. We must look within ourselves and in our society and not only be willing to speak out on what is wrong but also work to correct them. I know that if Dr. King was living now that he wouldn't hesitate to speak out against the occupation in Iraq and he also would have forcefully spoke against crimes against Black women such as the Dunbar Village rape.
So let us reflect on what needs to be done and how to bring it about. That is the best way for us to honor the life of Dr. King.
God bless you Dr. King.