Sunday, January 20, 2008

the mountain top

Dr. King is surely blowing out the candles on his heavenly birthday cake today while millions of Americans enjoy a day of rest in his honor. Somehow I think he would like that idea. After all, it was about the concept of equality back in his days in Memphis. The black sanitation workers were being paid a lot less than their redneck white counterparts for doing the same job. The Commercial Appeal in Memphis is a wealth of history concerning the legacy of Martin Luther King. There's a museum over there at the Lorraine Motel where he got shot on the balcony just for standing up to say amen.

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