Monday, January 21, 2008


At the gym this morning Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday" song to Martin Luther King shuffled appropriately onto my iPod. Later I found the U2 song, "Pride (in the name of love)" they wrote for him.

Here's some interesting comments and links a Brooklyn friend sent us:

Dr. King is the only American recognized by his own national holiday. I invite you to nourish your citizenship by listening to Dr. King’s two most famous sermons. These speeches were meant to be heard, and the links below provide both audio and text. You can read along as you listen. Why not take a little time to gather family and friends around the computer speakers, listen attentively to one of the speeches, and then take awhile to discuss its relevance to our citizenship today? What might Dr. King have to say to us in 2008?

Here is his Riverside Church speech about Vietnam, 1967.

Here is video, along with that speech.

Here is his "I Have A Dream" speech, 1963.

Sasha again: Still makes me cry. What a loss. But what a gift!

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