Before the words were out of Mr. Beck’s mouth announcing the Aug. 28 rally, The New York Times noted that it would be at the same place and 47 years to the day since my Uncle Martin gave his “I Have a Dream Speech.” When asked why he chose that date in particular, Beck said he had not realized its significance, but in thinking about it, he saw it is an auspicious day to rally for the honor of the American people. He has said, and he’s right, that Martin Luther King didn’t speak only for African-Americans. He spoke for all Americans, and his words still ring true. —-Dr. Alveda King
Are you READING? I hope so! Did you see what Dr. Alveda King wrote? Martin Luther King didn’t speak only for African Americans. He spoke for ALL Americans. Martin Luther King spoke up for me BEFORE I was born!! Yes!! His words still ring true!! Many of you FORGOT and you take for granted what Martin Luther King’s movement was about. Many of you use the negative aspects history as an excuse and it’s shameful. When will we overcome?
I’m not typing all of this out to push for a response. In fact, I’d rather you not — but if you do I hope you will R.E.A.D. and T.H.I.N.K before you do.
Delineating ourselves as red state or blue, liberal or conservative, minority or majority, we have not quite reached the day when men and women are “judged not by the color of their skin but on the content of their character.” We are still marching toward that day. As Uncle Martin said, “we cannot turn back.” —-Dr. Alveda King
You still didn’t READ her article? That’s too bad. If it were me I would have stopped by now to go read the article.
When I join Beck and all gathered at the Lincoln Memorial this weekend, I will talk about my Uncle Martin and the America he envisioned. I will talk about honor and character and sacrifice. I will be joined by those who represent the diversity of the human race.
On Saturday, Uncle Martin’s dream of personhood and human dignity will resound across America. And the Park Police should consider themselves forewarned: As we stand in the symbolic shadow of the great American who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, we just might sing.
Dr. Alveda King is the director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life, and the founder of King for America. –-Dr. Alveda King
I wish I could been at the 8/28 Restoring Honor Rally. Her uncle would be Proud!!