A Question of History......

Canada
January 15, 2007 9:11pm CST
When you hear the Name Martin Lurther King, Jr. What thoughts go through your head? http://www.martinlutherking.org/
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• United States
17 Jan 07
Of course the month of January, the Civil Rights, his signature speech "I Have a Dream." An activist of history that will live on forever for the rights of equality. Just out of curiousty, how much do you know of him in Canada? I was kind of surprised to learn you were not from the States.
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• Canada
19 Jan 07
I studied about him in school, it was a maditory learn in Social Studies. In Canada there is a lot os racial issue and where I grew up I witnessed a lot of racial descrimination for the friends I chose where not white. My favorite subject was black history and Martin Lurther King was a icon to me, I could not stop reading up on him and his works.
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
When I hear the name MLK jr.,the first thing I think of is his immortal words....."I have a dream". usually the second think that comes to mind is that I wonder who MLK senior was and how he helped shape his son's future.
• Canada
16 Jan 07
Thanks, "I have a Dream" is something that is now part of our dreams it lets us know we can reach for the future with no worries of discrimination! Thanks for the post.
@pinkeagle (202)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I truely wish that he had not been shot. I also believe that James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King, but that James Earl Ray never told the whole truth about why. I'm not pretending to know why, either, so don't ask me. I really have no idea. I'm just saying there were a lot of lies about all that. Well, MLK, may be gone but his words, as well as legacy can live on forever, and not just in American but throughout the world.
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
16 Jan 07
That he changed the course of American history by forcing people to see racism for what it really is, and for refusing to back down, at all costs, until America starting living up to her ideals of equality for all.
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• Canada
16 Jan 07
Thank you very very much for the post, it is good to see people have not forgotten. Thanks for the post
@baddog64 (24)
29 Jul 08
Well, I think of the preacher (note the Dr in his name) who stood up against racism and inequalty.
@wendhieRN (754)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I am a nurse who is an advocate of Florence Nightingale's nursing deeds but when it comes to the point of view and exemplary leadership, I admire so much of Martin Luther King Jr. I salute this man as one of his famous quotation - "The ultimate measure of a man is not in times where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but in times he stands in moments of challenges and controversies". this is my guiding principle from the day i get to learn Martin Luther King Jr in high school. Like his noble path - he had dreamt ("I have a dream") may all be inspired that from dreams that one's plans become real.