04 April 2008
Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now.
Not a whole lot more to say. If you've ever read his speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop," you know Dr. King fully expected to be taken from this earth through hatred and fear, yet he put himself out there even after the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 were passed -- moving into issues of economic equality, still tied heavily to racial injustice in America, but King constantly reminded critics that the "Poor People's Campaign" was multiracial in its scope.
The possibility of a popular anti-poverty campaign was cut short with Dr. King's assassination in Memphis 40 years ago today.
We're still waiting.