Dr. King

16 01 2007

I know this is a day (almost two) late, but I still wanted to post it. I heard an NPR story on the last speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave before his assassination.

First, to hear him speak in a context that was not his “Dream speech” sent a shiver down my spine. Second, the excerpts played from his sermon really moved me. Here’s the story: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6854154.

Mason Jennings wrote a great song about King, too:

Dr. King

Dr. King
I think often of you
and the love that you learned
from Jesus.
Dr. King
I think often of you
and the love that you learned
from Jesus
Alabama
Alabama
Bethlehem
Up ahead us we’ve a mighty task
to love the face behind hatred’s mask.
‘Cause on the day we understand our past
God almighty we’ll be free at last.

Lastly, here is a neat video:

Thank you, Dr. King. Rest in peace.