Monday, January 21, 2008

Building The Dream

Building The Dream

In honor of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Martin Luther King, Jr., and in observance of our national holiday where we remember his leadership and sacrifice as our pre-eminent force for equality among all Americans, I invite you to join me in contributing to the National Memorial that will celebrate his life.

The building of the long overdue Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will commence this spring on Washington's National Mall, not far from where America's civil rights leader gave his 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the peaceful March on Washington.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 21 January, 2008, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks for highlighting this. You're right, it's long overdue.

At 21 January, 2008, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Esther, I was a little stunned -- and saddened -- when the Rev. Peter Johnson of Dallas offered remarks today that were critical of the MLK Holiday, stating:

"We have ignored the essence of his life and the horror of his death.... We've allowed white America to escape the guilt of his assassination and we've allowed black America to drift back into a coma."

While I think I appreciate the broader point he's trying to get across, the brush he uses to paint both white and black America is far too broad, especially considering how far both have come in building one American future together.


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