In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here’s a collection of reflective pieces that help pay tribute to the impact Rev. King had – and continues to have – on society. It’s our way of sharing our appreciation of a truly exceptional man and fine communicator. Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.
FULL TEXT: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech
Fox News Insider posted the full text of Rev. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech delivered on August 28 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. If you haven’t heard – or read – it in awhile, it’s worth revisiting. How prophetic he was when he said, “Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning.” Tweeted by @FoxNewsInsider itself.
5 Key Cases Since MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech
This piece by Andrew Chow on FindLaw looks at 5 key US Supreme Court decisions handed down over the 5 decades since Rev. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech . Courtesy of FindLaw Editor, @AdamRamirezlaw (Adam Ramirez of Sunnyvale, CA).
An Apology Letter to Dr. King
Here’s some counterpoint on the progress we have (or haven’t) made since Dr. King made his mark and wrote his ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’. It’s a well-written piece that pulls you in by T. Jamal Smith of WHMGTV. Of course, as writers, you’d expect us to appreciate such fine writing. Thanks to Jamal Smith himself (@imfocusedmanx), an aspiring screenwriter, for sharing this one.
Video of the Week
Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech, delivered the night before his assassination. An on-point message from an exceptional orator.
Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Do you have a comment you’d like to share about Dr. King, where we’ve been and how far we’ve come? We welcome your thoughts, ideas and inspirations. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)