Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Today as a country we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you search the blogosphere as I do, you will find many tributes to his work and life. Many of you will be familiar with the famous speech he gave in Washington D.C. It is posted here by Dennis McFadden. Another post comes from Tom Marker. He has published Dr. King's entire "Letter From A Birmingham Jail". Please take a few moments and read them.|
Rather than try to add to the eloquence of these two messages, let me offer a few personal words. Thank you Dr. King. Your life gave a young white boy from suburbia the chance to meet and fall in love with the love of his life. In the mid 1970's, it was still pretty rare to see a mixed race couple. The family I am now a part of has enriched my life in ways beyond most peoples imagination, and for that I am grateful.
While there is still much to do in the area of civil rights, without a doubt, the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has made our world a better place.