Friday, April 04, 2008

April 4, 1968

Sad remembrance and day for the U.S. and the world-- the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death.

I wasn't even born. But somehow the legacy of Dr. King's work influenced a lot of my upbringing in family and school.

There was always a standard to live up to, something to strive for, knowing we have to work and study hard, striving to do better than the generation before, and that we have to role model for those who don't have anyone to look up to... because it was all about making our community, the black community, better.

Michael Eric Dyson, a visible and respected academic and commentator, has a new book out on the MLK legacy. April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How it Changed America.

I think it's worth checking out and reflecting on.

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