Let Us Remember Those Who Have Paved The Way for Our Civil Rights. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

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When we think of the civil right struggle, amongst many champions, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., comes as one of the greatest iconic figures who has paved the way for many people like me to flourish in a society with so much inequality and injustice. Dr. King has been nothing but a relentless champion in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world using nonviolent methods to teach his vision that the world can in fact be an anti-racist society by ending racial segregation and racial discrimination.

For many Americas and specially African Americans who have lived to see the struggle during slavery, Jim Crow and those of us who still witness today’s systemic institutionalized racism, the acknowledgement of MLK’s legacy on our National Mall is an emotional experience when looking back at the history of the United States of America. However, this memorial also recognizes years of relentless peaceful activism that highlights Dr. Kings’ dream of reoccurring themes, a call for ‘democracy, justice, hope, and love’ for all.

Today when we celebrate the legacy of MLK, let us also remember many leaders who have paved the way for civil rights before Dr. King championed the struggle cementing the legacy of people who had fought the hard fights to guarantee civil rights for all.

Enjoy the pics below courteous of public domain and some pictures I personally took until you get a chance to see this absolutely stunning historic site in person.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

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NOTE: The contents within this post was originally posted at thepeoplesview.net introducing the MLK memorial.
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2 Responses to Let Us Remember Those Who Have Paved The Way for Our Civil Rights. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

  1. sjterrid says:

    Thank you, TiMT. I don’t know if you saw this, but on the blog, The Obama Diary, there was a comment by Mary James about a teacher and student in a Cleveland, Ohio High School who found and rescued a tape given by MLK in that school in 1967. It was in one of the threads from yesterday. I’m not sure how to link to the article and recording, so I will type the web address and hope it will send you to the right address. HTTP:/blog.cleveland.com/metro/2012/01/martin_luther_king-jrs_speech.html.

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