February kicks off Black History Month. Too often this month is treated as a “black thing.” However, unlike the popular 80s slogan, “it’s a black thing you won’t understand,” all Americans need to understand. I am proud to be an American and extremely proud of my African-American heritage. African-American contributions to this wonderful country extend beyond sports and music into… Continue reading "Black History is American History"
Cont’d from yesterday …… Letter from Birmingham Jail I guess it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say wait. But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick, brutalize, and even… Continue reading "In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr – Part II"
Letter From Birmingham City Jail Martin Luther King, Jr. April 16, 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen, While confined here in the Birmingham City Jail, I came across your recent statement calling our present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom, if ever, do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas…But since I feel that you are men of genuine… Continue reading "In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr."