Today is a holiday. To be more exact, it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and whether it’s observed or not (or in the capacity deserving the man’s accomplishments), is always another story – and much of it dependent upon where you work and where you live.
There is no debating or questioning that Dr. King was a great, inspirational, motivational leader who accomplished much.
There is debating, however, whether or not you and I have gotten a “whitewashed” (pun intended) version of the works and life of Dr. King from the American mass media/intellectual pabulum machine.
Before reading this article by Norman Solomon and Jeff Cohen, I’d always felt that Malcolm X was someone I could relate to more than MLK, for various reasons, but after reading this great piece, I now question what I thought was a reasonable understanding and knowledge of Dr. King’s legacy.
Turn’s out I didn’t know jack. The most important parts were left out of the narrative that had been supplied over the years.
And here’s a link to the piece:
- Mlk 2012 (yewknee.com)
- Remembering MLK, Jr. (vivianpaige.com)
- Celebrating MLK Day in the Valley (myfoxphoenix.com)
- Putting Words in MLK’s Mouth (bilerico.com)
- Quotes of MLK (radocracy.com)
- Gil Scott, Stevie and MLK (fleamarketfunk.com)
- ‘MLK Day Stop The Gunfire Gathering’ (nachalooman.wordpress.com)
- Honoring – and fixing – the MLK legacy (mnn.com)
- Paul Krugman: MLK Would Have Been Disappointed In Today’s America (huffingtonpost.com)
- Monday Meditation: MLK (thegreenparent.com)
- Happy MLK Day: 10 Interesting And Surprising Facts You May Not Know About Martin Luther King, Jr. (bossip.com)
- Today Is MLK Day (youngsblog.com)
- My annual MLK Internet tradition: Spiritual Death and Twitter (baratunde.com)
- Happy MLK Day! (fansinaflashbulb.wordpress.com)
- Sermon in the days of MLK (blogs.jta.org)
- Stepping out: Annual MLK parade draws hundreds to East Knoxville streets (knoxnews.com)
- East Bay Volunteers Honor MLK Jr. With Day of Service (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
- MLK Quotes (planetsave.com)
- Watch: Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivers His ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech (pinkisthenewblog.com)
- Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps Program Takes Part in MLK Day of Service (rebuildingtogether.org)
- MLK on Privilege (atheistrev.com)