Monday, January 15, 2007

Martin Luther King

On this Martin Luther King day, I thought I might share a few words from MLK.

From his I Have A Dream speech:

"Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring — when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children — black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics - will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

During an appearance at Harvard University shortly before his death, a student asked Dr. King about Zionism, in a tone clearly hostile to Zionists. Dr. King responded:

"When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews. You are talking anti-Semitism."

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