Today is a federal holiday honoring Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What interesting timing, as the President-Elect is embroiled in a war of words with another Civil Rights icon, John Lewis, who marched with Dr. King. If Dr. King was alive today, he would be 88 years old.
What would Dr. King be doing and thinking right now as we prepare for this peaceful transition of power?
In 2015 I blogged a story about the young Dr. King.
Many things have changed since that snowy day, but there is still work ahead.
Today, some music related to the Civil Rights movement and race relations in general, in memory of Dr. King. Some of these videos contain clips of historical events and conditions that existed "back then".
A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
Abraham, Martin and John. This song, performed in 1968 and sung by Dion (Dion Francis DiMucci of the Bronx, in New York City), is a favorite of mine as I grew up in this time.
We Shall Overcome, as sung by Pete Seeger.
Eyes on the Prize - Mavis Staples
To end this post, I would like to point to a blog I enjoy. Recently, this blogger published a poem written in 1937 by American poet and activist Langston Hughes. It is well worth reading.
#blogboost Day 16 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.