Monday, January 16, 2012


"I believe that what self-centered men have torn
down, other-centered men can build up..."

Official unveiling of the National Monument was Sunday, August 28 2011, 58 years after his "I Have a Dream " speech.
 Curving granite walls are engraved with his words taken from various speeches and writings. I can imagine as one reflects at the site, they might hear that beautiful lyrical voice of his:
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."
Me too, good Doctor, me too.

Dr. King had a great effect on me when I was growing up in Detroit, greater that I had realized at the time.
Back in August I posted this photo, and the text above on Facebook. Not all my friends see Dr. King in the same light as I. Perhaps someday they will have a monument of their own.
God, I hope not.

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