January 15, 2007
MLK and the Law of the Land
"I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. " -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.
Still the "moral leader of our country."
"I Have a Dream" delivered August 28 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
"I've Been to the Mountaintop" delivered April 3, 1968 (prophetic last speech delivered the day before King was murdered).
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., would have been 78 years old today. [JH]
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Tracked on Jan 15, 2007 6:51:53 AM
Thank you, Joe. This is a lovely tribute.
Posted by: Al Brophy | Jan 15, 2007 10:46:37 AM