“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin … the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan. 15, 1929 – Apr. 4, 1968).
On King’s birthday, we can honor his life and work by ensuring that our memory of his work is not reduced to 4 words “I have a dream” and by teaching about the full depth and breadth of the Civil Rights Movement.
Here are resources on King: http://bit.ly/19u6a3e Here are resources on the Civil Rights Movement: http://bit.ly/1c12nLp Photo: CommercialAppeal.com: Outside the Lorraine Motel Wednesday, April 3, U.S. Marshal Cato Ellis served King with a temporary restraining order from a federal judge, barring them from leading another march in Memphis without court approval. Also present were top King aides Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Andrew Young, James Orange, and Bernard Lee. The restraining order was issued to stop a national March on Memphis planned for April 8. Timeline Photos · Jan 15, 2014 ·