Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day, the Third Monday in January.
MLK was born Jan. 15, 1929 and died by assassination Apr. 4, 1968, at the age of 39.
I remember where I was when I heard of his death. I would guess you do, too.
This is a good day to reintroduce six lectures on racism given by six white professors from St. Thomas University, St. Paul, in February and March, 2020. I think they are still accessible here. Scroll down to “Featured Resources, Becoming Human….” for the brief descriptor and viewing information.
I saw the first three presentations in person In February at the Basilica of St. Mary. The remaining three were the first cancellations due to Covid-19, but the professors elected to continue them on-line.
Have a great day.
NOTE: While at the Global Solutions website note some other events upcoming in the near future, and visit there once in awhile.
COMMENTS (more at end of post):
from Gail: Thanks, Dick. I just listened to MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, and also the one he gave in Memphis the day he was assassinated. “Democracy Now” airs them every year on MLK Day. We should remember that his “Beyond Vietnam” speech was given a year to the day before he was assassinated. I suspect that the date was selected to send a message that that’s what happens to prominent people who claim that “The United States is the biggest purveyor of violence in the world today.” I am quite sure that if he were alive, King would make the same claim.
from Kristin: I subscribe to the “Anti-Racism Newsletter” (here) and yesterday’s message included audio, transcript and other links to several MLK’s speeches. I recommend subscribing!