Tuesday, April 6, 2010

a month to remember

It was Easter Sunday this year.  But it was a Thursday in 1968, when Martin Luther King, Jr. was gunned down.  As he lay dying, he remembered others with his last words:

"Ben, make sure you play 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord' in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty." 

He'd learned the value of remembering and of music for needed change, so "that the colored people will receive equal rights eventually."

This month of April 2010 marks the 42nd anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.  

And Lowell Dempsey of BuildTheDream.org contacted me today to suggest there's one way which we each one can contribute to change, to memory.  He's suggesting Americans in the US particularly may want to contribute to the completion of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial.  If that's you, then you might also want to know that it "will be the first on the National Mall [in Washington, DC, USA] to recognize a person of color and a man of peace, not a president or a veteran of war." 

Learn more at http://mlkmemorialnews.org/


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