Monday, January 18, 2010

Civil Rights Icon Remembered

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as we honor his legacy in the Civil Rights Movement. There will be many celebrations throughout the country remembering Dr. King as the Last Best Hope for racial equality. In a sense, he can be called the second Lincoln championing for civil rights for all people regardless of their race, just like President Abraham Lincoln did during the Civil War Era. There are countless and countless of books about Dr. King and rightly so. One book I would recommend would be Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Stephen B. Oates. It is a classic biography of King and the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award.

Finally, here is a link to the famous "I Have a Dream Speech" Please take the time to listen to it and reflect how it changed the world for the better.

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