Monday, January 21, 2008

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968

Martin Luther King JPG

It is hard to believe that black people in southern USA didn't have the right to vote until 1965. It seems so recent. Well, Japanese women didn't have the right to vote either until 1945, but that is still 20 years earlier than American black people.

The issues Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr fought for then, not only for human rights and civil rights, but also for economic justice, are still with us and we face even more challenges today. He said that the United States was ”the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." Unfortunately, this is still true today...

Take a look at this Democracy Now link and make sure you listen to the speech he made before he was assassinated.

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