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Post by DBowling » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:20 am

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vDWWy4CMhE
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Post by edwardmurphy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:12 am

Were you round back then? He was killed 4 years before I was born.
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Post by RickD » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:38 am

DBowling was around when Martin Luther nailed a copy of his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church.
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Post by DBowling » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:32 am

edwardmurphy wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:12 am
Were you round back then? He was killed 4 years before I was born.
Yes, I was alive when MLK gave his classic "I Have a Dream" speech ... barely :)

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Post by Philip » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:02 pm

I was 11 when this happened - and can remember we'd just pulled up in the driveway from running errands, heard it on the car radio - it was quite shocking. At the time, I really didn't know what he was all about, except that most whites either disliked him or viewed him as a rabble-rousing danger. And if our society would only take the approach King preached, whether racially or politically, we'd have a much more peaceful and harmonious society. But those that have an "us vs. them" mentality, who want to win at all costs, never desire to negotiate or facilitate understandings, and are out to demonize and destroy those they see as their enemies - well, they're ruining our world with their hatred and divisiveness!

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Post by RickD » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:06 pm

April 4, 1968. The day MLK was assassinated. I remember like it was yesterday. I was approximately a 1-2 week old embryo.

It was a sad day indeed.
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Post by abelcainsbrother » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:06 pm

Was he the guy who gave that "I have a dream" speech? Man I always loved that speech.America would be alot more harmonious if we followed that speech.I loved the guy.
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Post by 1over137 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:44 am

Thank you for reminding us.
Good for me to have read the speech and being reminded of it.
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.
-- 1 Thessalonians 5:21

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Post by melanie » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:54 am

I've watched that speech so many times and it never fails to hit me right in heart. I was about 8 when I first heard it, by that time Martin Luther King Jr was long passed. I was bored on the weekend, trying to escape cricket or some other sport on Australian TV when I came across a documentary about the civil rights movement. I remember it because of the impact it had on me.

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Post by Philip » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:14 am

Abel: Was he the guy who gave that "I have a dream" speech?
Wow, Abe - you must be a lot younger than I thought! :)

:econfused: Uh, good thing I have an elder on here (BYBLOS! My man! :mrgreen: )

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Post by Byblos » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:01 am

Philip wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:14 am
Abel: Was he the guy who gave that "I have a dream" speech?
Wow, Abe - you must be a lot younger than I thought! :)

:econfused: Uh, good thing I have an elder on here (BYBLOS! My man! :mrgreen: )
How old do you think I really am?
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Post by Philip » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:29 pm

Well, Bybly Boy - you are eligible to join a very exclusive club - but it's daily losing membership!

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Post by thatkidakayoungguy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:26 pm

DBowling wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:20 am
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vDWWy4CMhE
This was 31 years before I was born.

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Post by Byblos » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:18 pm

Philip wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Well, Bybly Boy - you are eligible to join a very exclusive club - but it's daily losing membership!
Speak for yourself, I was a mere infant at the end of the Mesozoic Era. :mrgreen:
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Post by RickD » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:22 pm

Byblos wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Philip wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Well, Bybly Boy - you are eligible to join a very exclusive club - but it's daily losing membership!
Speak for yourself, I was a mere infant at the end of the Mesozoic Era. :mrgreen:
It's nice to hear from you Byblos. At your age, I was wondering if you might've kicked the bucket.
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