In the 1960’s afro-americans had a choice of two messages to follow.  H. Rap Brown’s “”If America don’t come around, we’re gonna burn it down”, or Martin Luther Kings, Jr’s dream.

From his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on  August 28, 1963.

  • “Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring—when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children—black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics—will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
  • As with all revolutions there was some violence, but the vast majority followed King.  We will never know how many American lives, black and white, he saved through his inspirational leadership.

    Martin Luther King, Jr delivered on the promise our forefounders made in 1776, that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”.

    During my lifetime Martin Luther King was America’s greatest leader.