Keeping the Dream Alive: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It's Martin Luther King Day here in the U.S. Peruse the extraordinary King Center's digital archive to get a sense of what it was like for Dr. King and his colleagues as the navigated their fight for civil rights. It's mind-blowing to read the primary documents displayed in an interactive grid. Take your time and, of course, read the, "I Have A Dream" speech from August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. We are also planning on watching Oscar winning film (Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song, 2015), Selma (on a related note, read-up on the buzz around the lack of diversity in actor Oscar nominations). Also, we'll be putting in our Amazon order for Associated Press (AP) reporter, Kathryn Johnson's book, My Time with the Kings. Johnson was a reporter covering civil rights from the AP's Atlanta bureau. The day Dr. King was assassinated, she was the only reporter summoned inside the house by Coretta Scott King. Johnson's opportunity to cover this reporting beat and to grow close to the Kings came about because many of her male colleagues thought covering civil rights was beneath them. The book is an amalgam of her personal recollections on this critical era in U.S. history. The excerpt in Time gave us the chills. #AllLivesMatter