Monday, January 17, 2011

Remembering MLK

Hey, all!

I know many of you in the U.S. have today off in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you are not working today, whether snuggling at home staying warm (for those of you in cold weather places), eating something comforting at a restaurant or at home, or traveling, I urge you to think a little about Dr. King and his message.

While he's most associated with the movement for civil rights for Black people in U.S., before his assassination, the ideas he was espousing were slowly be a part of a larger movement for eradicating poverty and promoting GLOBAL justice.

He's a little fiery in the speech below, and I think that's why I like it. :) This particular speech opposing the Vietnam War is a little long but fascinating given the past and our current national situation. I often find that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

By the way, I have a degree in African American Studies, so I'll be spending the next few weeks figuring out how to incorporate Black History Month into a food and travel blog. I'll figure it out somehow. :)

"See" you tomorrow.


arunnerslife said...

How about exploring Black History Month by going to Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem and inviting me to join!??!? :) So nice to see you Sun!

Kate said...

I love and can't wait for posts regarding Black History month! I may just join in :)

erin said...

That's one of my favorite speeches by Dr. King.


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