Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Remembering April 4, 1968

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Assassination

 

Dr. King’s Forgotten Speech on Peace By Paul Rockwell, Oakland, California, In Motion Magazine, [4 May 1999]

Fifty (one) years ago on Dec. 28, 1962, during a rare visit to the Bay Area, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke before an audience of 7,000 at the Oakland Municipal Auditorium to mark the 100 year anniversary of the issuance of the (Emancipation Proclamation) document. During the ensuing months of the following year, King and his followers would advocate for a so-called Second Emancipation Proclamation in order to further efforts of social equality throughout the nation. This effort would culminate in the famous "I Have A Dream" speech he delivered on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before a quarter-of-a-million people. Story Via