Happy Martin Luther King Jr day

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    This is the day all Americans should reflect on where we were and how far we have come. RIP MLK jr. God Bless him for what he did for this country.
     
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    Quite. Thanks, Martin. We love ya.
     
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    My Father was a big supporter of Dr. King. He said many times people should leave him alone because what he was doing wasn't just for blacks he was doing it for all poor people no matter their race.
     
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    When all he was demanding was voters rights for Blacks he was allowed to live.

    But the moment he put it together that voting rights wasn't the whole solution, but that ECONOMIC RIGHTS were?

    He was murdered.

    As was, incidently when HE ALSO came to that conclusion?

    Malcom X
     
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    Is MLK the most important American? He's the only one that enjoys a national holiday by name.

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    He's the one who was a very power engine for equilty of the poor, be it if they were black or white.
     
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    I don't think he's 'the most important American'. I think he deserves a day for what he did. He was, in my opinion, one of the most exceptional Americans in history. The way I see it, MLK Day is a reminder about civil rights... and, of course, that we haven't yet lived up to the standard set by King.
     
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    No one could have expressed what MLK day is better than you just did. Thank you.
     
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    I think this is a good read:

    Young King inspired by time in Conn., work on farm - Yahoo! News

    A couple of paragraphs:

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Martin Luther King Jr. could hardly believe his eyes when he left the segregated South as a teenage college student to work on a tobacco farm in Connecticut.

    "On our way here we saw some things I had never anticipated to see," he wrote his father in June 1944. "After we passed Washington there was no discrimination at all. The white people here are very nice. We go to any place we want to and sit any where we want to."


    "After that summer in Connecticut, it was a bitter feeling going back to segregation," King wrote in his autobiography. "I could never adjust to the separate waiting rooms, separate eating places, separate rest rooms, partly because the separate was always unequal, and partly because the very idea of separation did something to my sense of dignity and self-respect."

    Dignity and self-respect. Is that too much for anyone to ask?
     
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