Happy MLK day

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Happy MLK Day. Read Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, and his Letter From Birmingham Jail. A (white) friend of mine reads Dr. King's speech to his family every MLK day; no doubt an uplifting activity, and more genuine an expression of solidarity with the principles of civil equality than is Kwanzaa.

"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain and the crooked places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I will go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood." [MLK, Jr.]

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