Apr 4, 2008

MARTIN LUTHER KING: 40 YEARS ON

Today marks the fourtieth year,since American Civil Right activist,Dr Martin Luther King,was assasinated by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel,Memphis,Tennessee.Originally named Micheal,before changing his name to Martin,He was a Baptist Pastor,like his Father.MLK Shot to prominence when he helped mobilise the Black boycott of the Montgomerry bus system in 1951.A die hard apostle of Mohatma Gandi's philosophy of non-violence,he ironically was silenced by violence.His 'I have a Dream' speech made on the steps of the Lincoln memorial,in 1963 still remain an undying anthem.Dr King was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1964.His ideals which sought to promote the dignity of blacks,be them in the US,Britain,Africa or anywhere in the world, will forever live on.

1 comment:

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a true Christian minister and paid the supreme price for preaching the truth. His legacy should be appreciated by all Americans, regardless of color, class or creed. But unfortunately, the present immoral and criminal lives of the majority of his own Black race in America and the rest of the world betray his legacy of human dignity and integrity.