Open Thread | Happy Birthday, Dr. King!

Today marks the official federal holiday of the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Thread

A thread of Dr. King in color, as we commemorate his 91st birthday. #MLK91 #MLK #CorettaScottKing pic.twitter.com/xwxZ7PMSCG

— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) January 15, 2020

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“All, Here and Now”

a message from #MLK
re: 3 critical words pic.twitter.com/9veXjbEUpt

— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) January 18, 2020

“For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.” We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.”” #MLK pic.twitter.com/SJi5RHZGtU

— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) January 18, 2020

One of the most brilliant pieces ever written. How he sums up the plight of the Negro-unmatched.

#LetterFromBirminghamJail is the featured #MLK piece for the 2020 King Holiday, #MLK91.

Here is a thread of today’s highlighted passage from the Letter:

“Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily.” pic.twitter.com/mN76FMYQaq

— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) January 18, 2020