More later on this great man
Some of my favorite MLK quotes:
His words stand the test of time.
Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist, one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. An African-American church leader and a son of early civil rights activist and minister Martin Luther King Sr., King advanced civil rights for people of color in the United States through nonviolence and civil disobedience. Inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi, he led targeted, nonviolent resistance against Jim Crow laws and other forms of discrimination.
I grew up in Detroit and like everybody else, have many memories of the city we grew up in:
However impressive that was, THIS was much more amazing to me:
When MLK would go into the racist lion's den to confront racism with incredible courage.
His visit to this almost all white, rich suburb of Detroit came less than a year after the Detroit race riots and 2 months before he was shot in Memphis.
The riots were around 3.5 miles northeast of where we lived, which is a middle class neighborhood and is now comprised of almost all Middle Eastern Americans.
The 1967 Detroit Riot, also known as the 12th Street Riot or Detroit Rebellion, was the bloodiest of the urban riots in the United States during the "Long, hot summer of 1967". Composed mainly of confrontations between black residents and the Detroit Police Department, it began in the early morning hours of Sunday July 23, 1967, in Detroit, Michigan.