Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is actually Jan. 15,although it will be celebrated one day before Obama’s inauguration.Our incoming president represents the culmination of MLK’s famous dream. We have this great American visionary to thank for helping to start the Civil Rights movement. Who knows what this country would be like if Martin Luther King Jr. had not sprung up from it? He was like the Pied Piper with the way he delivered his melodic speeches. Everyone became mesmerized by the way he weaved his words & created moving,stirring dialogue that compelled folks to not only listen,but to act. Here’s more about Martin Luther King Jr. from Wikipedia:
“Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today.
A Baptist minister,King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president.
King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.
In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the Vietnam War, both from a religious perspective.
King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986.”(End of Excerpt) Read the whole entry here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.
Who really killed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr remains an enigma. Oh,the mystery was supposedly solved when they named James Earl Ray as the shooter. But, many believe that there is no way that he had the wherewithal to act alone. And with evidence that the FBI sent the letter pictured above to coerce Martin Luther King into taking his own life, is it really that far-fetched to believe they were involved in his death? Here’s more on that theory from truthmove.org:
“Credible evidence, research, even a civil trial have shown that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was undoubtedly killed by a conspiracy of institutional forces. The FBI, mafia, military intelligence, and Memphis Police Department are all linked to the assassination.
The US media is guilty of suppressing and censoring vital information that contradicts the official story. The media and government position that James Earl Ray was the lone assassin is absurd in the face of the actual evidence.
MLK was one of the most inspiring and effective leaders in US history. Like Malcolm X, his struggle for civil rights broadened from race issues to larger concepts of class, values and peace.
Shortly before he was murdered, he was involved in organizing a “poor people’s movement” and march on Washington DC. He had also become an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War. King was considering running for office on a presidential ticket with Dr. Benjamin Spock on an anti-poverty, anti-war platform.
He had been under surveillance for years by the FBI–in official attempts to tie him to communism and blackmail him. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was, by all accounts, obsessed with stopping King.
The 60’s were a different era. Popular revolution and truly radical progressive change were concrete possibilities. Civil unrest and “race riots” had erupted in many American cities. By some twisted institutional logic, the King assassination may have been “justified” or sanctioned in terms of “National Security.”
After you digest the facts of the MLK assassination, we hope you find it harder to go along with a system that killed him. He stood for love, justice, equality and peace. He is held up as a national hero, with his own national holiday. And yet it is this very system that killed him and continues to cover up the truth.
Since his death, King’s popular image has been diluted and stripped of significance. In many people’s minds, he’s just that 60s black leader who said, “I have a dream.” There is little connection to his actual revolutionary vision. This is the true tragedy and the likely motivation behind the King assassination.
Like other assassinated leaders, Martin Luther King had the ability to bring words and ideas to life, to inspire passion, and to wake people up. Such leadership is very dangerous to a system built on deception and manipulation.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest of this engaging article by clicking here:(http://www.truthmove.org/content/mlk/
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