Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail - "A Call for Unity" (1963)

This video is over an hour long but don't let that deter you from watching it. Please take the time to view this video. Take the time to share it with with our young people, who may not be aware of its contents or the valor of those who struggled during those trying times. The struggle is not over and they will need the examples of doctor King and those of us who worked with him to hold themselves and the country accountable for the injustices that are still occuring.

"Freedom must be demanded by the oppressed."

"Justice too long delayed is justice denyed"


Migs said...

Just thought that you might be interested in seeing this blog post, to tie-in with Black History Month/Martin Luther King Day.


Prospector said...

Thank you Maegan. I find this very interesting indeed. Black History Month takes on a new meaning when people from around the world take the time to recognize and get involved. It's heartening to see that others can be inspired to appreciate the need for everyones story to be told.
I have never seen scroll painting before but I can understand how such an artist would comprehend the situation. It's a beautiful art form and I will make an effort to find out more about it.