Observing Martin Luther King Day
Do you have a favorite quote or remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King? I recall the peaceful protests that Dr. King led. His mission in life became the headlines on the nightly news. His pastoral demeanor, his resolute posture, and his quest for civil rights not only for himself but for his people were exemplary. These ways of common sense civics and citizenship in action spoke volumes.
If you want to get a real sense of what Dr. King’s mission was and why he did what he did, read his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” I sat down and scanned through that letter today, as well as his “I Have a Dream” speech. As a child, I witnessed some of the injustices that Dr. King describes in his writings. As a result of his dignified approach to leading people, he showed me how it’s done. It is very worthwhile to take a look at some of his work. You will be richer for having done so. One might even say that it is an act of Common Sense Civics and Citizenship. ??