Martin Luther King Jr. (Jan 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was a leader in the American civil rights movement. Monday, we will honor Dr. King for his formidable, while peaceful contribution to our Nation and Humanity. Aug 28, 1963, he told us that With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning: “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.” And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. I do believe that it belongs to us to make and keep the Dream reality. Let us show the tenant of the White House, who is damaging day after day the very fabric of our Nation, that we are not alike. And without a doubt, he will be relegated to history’s oblivion, while Dr. King will be honored a long time after the shithole native that I am will be dead and buried.
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