“I Have a Dream”

Let us celebrate today a God-loving and God-driven man. A man who evil took away, but whose message of Love remains—-Dr Martin Luther King, JR.

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  1. Right? Amazing Man. You may already know this, but I’d never heard it. On NPR the other day they were doing a show about MLK. They were interviewing a man who stood beside Dr. King the entire time he was standing up for equal rights. I’m SOOOO embarrassed that I don’t remember the name of the gentleman they were interviewing…..but it was BRILLIANT!!! And the thing he spoke of at length was Dr. King’s FANTASTIC, constant sense of humor! I had no idea. He spoke of being late to a get together at a hotel and of a pillow fight with everyone, including Dr. King, that ensued! He said Dr. King was very adamant about them all being okay with death. Dr. King even wrote them all elegies and made death a humorous subject. He made them all at ease with dying. So much so, said the gentleman, that when Dr. King was shot, he actually thought it was fireworks. And when he ran to Dr. King’s side, he sincerely thought he was joking and pretending to be dead. The interviewer asked him what his first thought was. He said that he asked God, why didn’t You take me instead? It was a beautiful interview and I’m sure it’s somewhere on NPR. I heard things I’d never heard before. What an Angelic, Wonderful man. Thank You and Cheers! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for that. I did not know of his private life, but I remember when he was still alive and my mother having great reverence for him. She made sure me and my brother knew who he was and made sure we heard his words and saw him whenever he was on television. We were also taught of the atrocities that were perpetrated in the deep south against blacks. We watched as they were beaten when they tried to protest. But my mother remembered a time when it was not uncommon to see even more horrific violence against them. We lived in Houston, Texas when I was growing up. It was a melting pot of several races and there was more tolerance among whites for others, especially since in the area I grew up the Hispanics were half of our population. I live in a rural area now 200 miles north of Houston. When I first moved here when I was 26 years old, I found racism was a way of life. I found myself defending people of color against bigots daily. It has changed quite a bit since then, but it is still a place where in private people feel they can reveal their bigotry. I still find myself on occasion letting people know where I stand and that talk is not welcome in my home.

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