The Man, The Legend, The King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today, like every year we honor this great man who isn’t iconic because he was a “superhero” or a “hero” or a “saint” or a “God” or anything so not human. We honor and celebrate this great man because of how human and how fallible and how passionate he was about being not just a black man but a MAN who just wanted the world to see our people as men and women before seeing us as black men and women. Like I said, Dr. King wasn’t infallible. He had his doubts and insecurities like we all have. What’s inspiring is how he was able to fight through his doubts and insecurities to do what was right and fight for true equality for not just his people but other people of different colors, creeds, faiths etc. Today I would like to direct you on some quality MLK content to watch and read today:
- Boycott: 2001 HBO television film.
A wonderful and powerful television film starring Jeffrey Wright as Dr. King along with Terrence Howard and Carmen Ejogo. A must watch for all MLK fans.
2. MLK Merv Griffin Show 1967 Interview.
MLK speaks with legendary talk show host Merv Griffin about the then current state of the Civil Rights Movement.
3. Martin Luther King Jr. Biography.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist who had a seismic impact on race relations in…
A wonderfully detailed write up on MLK by Biography.com. Essential reading for information on MLK that maybe even you didn’t know.
Happy MLK Day. Let’s celebrate him by remembering the work he and many, many, many others did during that era to help the world progress and evolve to a better place than they had been for people of color and let’s honor him by continuing to push forward with the work King and others started and fight for an even better future for ALL people in this country and reach true equality.