Today marks the 46th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader and icon, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The year was 1968, and the struggle for racial and social justice was woven in the fabric of American life. The entire world watched as people of African and Caribbean descent fought to end injustice and discrimination throughout the country. Hundreds of supporters would gather and march for equal access to education, housing, employment and voting rights. We have made phenomenal progress but, as we also know, there is still much work to do.
As we pay respect to Dr. King, we would be remiss if we did not salute his widow Mrs. Coretta Scott-King. A devoted mother and community activist, Mrs. King carried on her husband’s legacy, with unmistakable style and grace, until she passed on January 30, 2006.
Brooklyn Legends joins the world in commemorating Dr. King’s legacy and the great changes he was able to bring about. We thought you might enjoy watching this segment from his last speech – I’ve Been To The Mountaintop.
Have a great weekend.
Information about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – http://www.nobelprize.org