Monday, January 19, 2009

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have celebrated his 80th birthday four days ago. Although he's been dead half those years, he continues to inspire people with his vision. I love going to youtube to see what people have been moved to create. I wanted to share this one by Alex Vaz. Please take a minute to comment here to let him know if you enjoyed it.

I especially like this because it combines Dr. King's stirring words with the music of U2. It reminds me of the long way that the Irish people have come as well, after hundreds of years of oppression and injustice.

President-elect Obama has called on Americans to honour Dr. King by volunteering today and making an ongoing commitment throughout the year. You can learn more about some of the opportunities here.

Amazing Girl Child and I will be meeting with some of our friends to make plans for PTA Lobby Day. Sure, we could just storm the Capitol with pitchforks and present our list of demands. But since Dr. King advocated non-violence, we thought we'd try going through the legislative process first.

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

1 comment:

Beth said...

An inspiring video - the man, the words, the images and the music.