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JN
Jan 15th, 2012, 03:11 PM
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January 15, 1929

*JR*
Jan 16th, 2012, 12:29 AM
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pov
Jan 16th, 2012, 02:01 AM
Respect and appreciation for the man and the values he - and those people who united with him - stood for.

Happy MLK Day to all.

mykarma
Jan 16th, 2012, 02:22 AM
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January 15, 1929
I love that picture of him, soooo sexy.

ico4498
Jan 16th, 2012, 04:33 AM
keep dreaming folks, happy MLK day to all!

tennisbum79
Jan 16th, 2012, 06:05 AM
Hi voice is missed today
Happy Birthday MLK!!!


Let us hear him on this occasion
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miffedmax
Jan 16th, 2012, 04:12 PM
How far we have come. How far we must go.

JN
Jan 16th, 2012, 05:27 PM
Interesting Facts About Martin Luther King, Jr. (http://itthing.com/interesting-facts-about-martin-luther-king-jr)

One of the world’s best known advocates of non-violent social change strategies, Martin Luther King Jr. was a true man of peace. As we take this day to reflect and remember him, following are some interesting facts about the man who strived to make the world a better place for all of us:

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, the middle child of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King.

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King’s father was born “Michael King”, and Martin Luther King, Jr., was originally named “Michael King, Jr.,” until the family traveled to Europe in 1934 and visited Germany. His father soon changed both of their names to Martin Luther in honor of the German Protestant leader Martin Luther.

King sang with his church choir at the 1939 Atlanta premiere of the movie Gone with the Wind.

Growing up in Atlanta, King attended Booker T. Washington High School. A precocious student, he skipped both the ninth and the twelfth grade and entered Morehouse College at age fifteen without formally graduating from high school.

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King married Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953, on the lawn of her parents’ house in her hometown of Heiberger, Alabama. They had four children; Yolanda King, Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King, and Bernice King.

King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama when he was twenty-five years old in 1954.

Inspired by Gandhi’s success with non-violent activism, King visited Gandhi’s birthplace in India in 1959. The trip to India affected King in a profound way, deepening his understanding of non-violent resistance and his commitment to America’s struggle for civil rights.

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King was also said to be influenced by Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Mays, Hosea Williams, Bayard Rustin, Henry David Thoreau, Howard Thurman and Leo Tolstoy.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. As a result, King helped organize The Montgomery Bus Boycott. Lasting for 385 days, the situation became so tense that King’s house was bombed and he was also arrested at one point. In the end however, the United States District Court ruled to end racial segregation on all Montgomery public buses.

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In 1957, King, Ralph Abernathy, and other civil rights activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The group was created to harness the moral authority and organizing power of black churches to conduct non-violent protests in the service of civil rights reform. King led the SCLC until his death.

King made the cover of Time magazine on February 18, 1957.

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In 1959, King wrote The Measure of A Man, from which the piece What is Man?, an attempt to sketch the optimal political, social, and economic structure of society, is derived.

In the Fall of 1963, under written directive from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the FBI began telephone tapping King.

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King was awarded the Pacem in Terris Award, named after a 1963 encyclical letter by Pope John XXIII calling for all people to strive for peace.

King, representing SCLC, was among the leaders of the so-called “Big Six” civil rights organizations who were instrumental in the organization of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which took place on August 28, 1963. It was at this event that King gave his electrifying “I Have A Dream” speech.

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More than a quarter million people of diverse ethnicities attended the event, sprawling from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial onto the National Mall and around the reflecting pool. At the time, it was the largest gathering of protesters in Washington’s history.

King’s “I Have a Dream” speech electrified the crowd. It is regarded, along with Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Infamy Speech, as one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory.

The March, and especially King’s speech, helped put civil rights at the very top of the liberal political agenda in the United States and facilitated passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10,1964.
In an interview conducted for Playboy in 1965, King expressed a view that black Americans, as well as other disadvantaged Americans, should be compensated for historical wrongs. King said that he did not seek a full restitution of wages lost to slavery, which he believed impossible, but proposed a government compensatory program of $50 billion over ten years to all disadvantaged groups.

King attempted to organize a march from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama for March 7, 1965. This march was aborted however, because of mob and police violence against the demonstrators. This day has since become known as Bloody Sunday.

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The march finally went ahead fully and peacefully on March 25, 1965. At the conclusion of the march and on the steps of the state capitol, King delivered a speech that has become known as “How Long, Not Long”.

In 1966, after several successes in the South, King and others in the civil rights organizations tried to spread the movement to the North, with Chicago as its first destination.

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As an educational experience and to demonstrate their support and empathy for the poor, King and other civil rights leaders moved into the slums on the west side of Chicago. They however, received a worse reception than they had in the South with their marches being met by thrown bottles, screaming crowds and near riot circumstances.

King, who received death threats throughout his involvement in the civil rights movement, was hit by a brick during one of these marches but continued to lead-on even in the face of personal danger.

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When King and his allies returned to the south, they left Jesse Jackson, a seminary student who had previously joined the movement in the South, in charge of their organization.

Starting in 1965, King began to express doubts about the United States’ role in the Vietnam War.

On February 2, 1965 King is arrested in Selma, Alabama during a voting rights demonstration.

On April 4, 1967, King appeared at New York City’s Riverside Church—exactly one year before his death—and delivered a speech titled “Beyond Vietnam”. In the speech, he spoke strongly against the U.S.’s role in the war, insisting that the U.S. was in Vietnam “to occupy it as an American colony” and calling the U.S. government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today”.

The Supreme Court upholds a conviction of King by a Birmingham court for demonstrating without a permit. King spends four days in a Birmingham jail.

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In 1968, King and the SCLC organized the “Poor People’s Campaign” to address issues of economic justice. The campaign culminated in a march on Washington, D.C. demanding economic aid to the poorest communities of the United States.

On March 29, 1968, King went to Memphis, Tennessee in support of the black sanitary public works employees, who had been on strike since March 12 for higher wages and better treatment.

On April 3, King addressed a rally and delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” address at Mason Temple, the world headquarters of the Church of God in Christ.

King was booked in room 306 at the Lorraine Motel. The Reverend Ralph Abernathy, King’s close friend and colleague who was present at the assassination, swore under oath to the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations that King and his entourage stayed at room 306 at the Lorraine Motel so often it was known as the “King-Abernathy suite”.

According to Jesse Jackson, who was also present at the assassination, King’s last words on the balcony prior to his assassination were spoken to musician Ben Branch, who was scheduled to perform that night at an event King was attending: “Ben, make sure you play “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty.”

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At 6:01 p.m., April 4, 1968, a shot rang out as King stood on the motel’s second floor balcony. The bullet entered through his right cheek, smashing his jaw, then traveled down his spinal cord before lodging in his shoulder.

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After emergency chest surgery, King was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital at 7:05 p.m.

King’s autopsy revealed that although he was only thirty-nine years old, he had the heart of a sixty-year-old man, perhaps a result of the stress of thirteen years in the civil rights movement.

The assassination led to a nationwide wave of riots in Washington DC, Chicago, Baltimore, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas City, and dozens of other cities.

Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy was on his way to Indianapolis for a campaign rally when he was informed of King’s death. He gave a short speech to the gathering of supporters informing them of the tragedy and urging them to continue King’s ideal of non-violence.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson declared April 7 a national day of mourning for the civil rights leader.Vice-President Hubert Humphrey attended King’s funeral on behalf of the President, as there were fears that Johnson’s presence might incite protests and perhaps violence.

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At his widow’s request, King’s last sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church was played at the funeral, a recording of his “Drum Major” sermon, given on February 4, 1968. In that sermon, King made a request that at his funeral no mention of his awards and honors be made, but that it be said that he tried to “feed the hungry”, “clothe the naked”, “be right on the [Vietnam] war question”, and “love and serve humanity.”

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His good friend Mahalia Jackson sang his favorite hymn, “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”, at the funeral.

The city of Memphis quickly settled the strike on terms favorable to the sanitation workers.

Two months after King’s death, escaped convict James Earl Ray was captured at London’s Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the United Kingdom on a false Canadian passport.

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In 1971, King was posthumously awarded the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for his Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam. Six years later, the Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to King by Jimmy Carter. King and his wife were also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.

On January 31, 1977, United States district Judge John Lewis Smith, Jr., ordered all known copies of any recorded audiotapes and written transcripts resulting from the FBI’s electronic surveillance of King between 1963 and 1968 to be held in the National Archives and sealed from public access until 2027.

In 1980, the Department of Interior designated King’s boyhood home in Atlanta and several nearby buildings the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

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At the White House Rose Garden on November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor King. Observed for the first time on January 20, 1986, it is called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Following President George H. W. Bush’s 1992 proclamation, the holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year, near the time of King’s birthday.

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On January 17, 2000, for the first time, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially observed in all fifty U.S. states.

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The Lorraine Motel, where King was assassinated, is now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum.

The Witch-king
Jan 16th, 2012, 06:32 PM
^ thanks for that JN

JN
Jan 16th, 2012, 10:13 PM
Yw

tennisbum79
Jan 16th, 2012, 11:47 PM
So where are our right wings friends who like to quote MLK

Vlover
Jan 17th, 2012, 02:48 PM
So where are our right wings friend who like to quote MLK
Expect them to show up only when the race card can be introduced.;) If it can't then they will take a pass.

The great MLK is one of my favorite persons of all times! I never get tired of listening to his speeches and I get goose bumps every single time I hear him. What a great loss for America but it was not in vain because we are better off today as a country because he LIVED!:bowdown:

JN
Jan 15th, 2013, 12:16 PM
Today would've been, should've been, his 84th.

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Sammo
Jan 15th, 2013, 12:55 PM
Oh, he was born in the same year as my grandfather...

wild.river
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:19 PM
:worship: happy birthday to the great man.

(he shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as gandhi, one of the greatest frauds in history)

Gagsquet
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:20 PM
Happy birthday Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.

mykarma
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:17 PM
Today would've been, should've been, his 84th.

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Happy Birthday Dr. King.

JN
Jan 15th, 2013, 10:56 PM
Happy birthday Pierre-Joseph Proudhon.

Who's he :confused:, and why stop there? :shrug: Happy Birthday, Arthur Glenn Andrews, William Beaudine, Margaret Beckett, Captain Beefheart¹, Max Beesley, Patricia Blair, Mathew Brady, Drew Brees, Thierry Breton, Lloyd Bridges, Glen Browder, Bonnie Burnard, Margherita Buy, Eddie Cahill, Ray Chapman, Frank Conroy, Ivor Cutler, Bob Davies, Ron Davies, Howie Day, Paul A. Dever, Mathias Döpfner, Young Dro, Kenny Easley, Stuart Eizenstat, Mihai Eminescu, Charles L. Evans, Forest J. Farmer, Vince Foster, Ernest J. Gaines, Albert W. Gilchrist, Franz Grillparzer, Andreas Gursky, Kent Hovind, Rex Ingram, Adam Jones, Curtis Kamman, Kelly Kelly, Regina King :inlove:, Gene Krupa, Melvin J. Lasky, James Roderick Lilley, Joanne Linville, Lisa Lisa, Chad Lowe, Andrea Martin, Wilhelm Marx, Shane McMahon, Michael J. Melloy, Molière, John Naisbitt, James Nesbitt, Ivor Novello, Margaret O'Brien, John Cardinal O'Connor, Aristotle Onassis, Mary Pierce :tennis:, Pitbull, Linda Robinson, Julian Sands, Elmore Y. Sarles, Maria Schell, Bruce Schneier, Fred C. Schwarz, Michael Seater, Robert Silverberg, Skrillex, Nathan Söderblom, Frederick Arthur Stanley, Scott Stanzel, Kobe Tai, Edward Teller, Lewis Terman, Torin Thatcher, Ernest Thesiger, Frank Thornton, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Mario Van Peebles http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z225/dongoliano/black-power-small.gif, Ronnie Van Zant, Artturi Virtanen, Y. E. Yang, and Cole Younger!
How blessed they all are to share their born day with such a great and shining example of peace, hope, and love for humanity as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. :worship:

¹Bolded because I recognized the names right away.

Sammo
Jan 15th, 2013, 11:23 PM
^ You don't know Skrillex?

Lucky you...

JN
Jan 16th, 2013, 12:26 AM
^ You don't know Skrillex?

Lucky you...

I've heard the name, but have no idea who (assuming male) he is, but since you don't like him, Wikipedia here I come! :lol:time http://www.animationbuddy.com/Animation/Everything_Else/Clocks/Hourglass_icon.gif passes...
Checked out his, First Of The Year (Equinox), and...

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I was right! :haha: For a young person, you certainly have a closed mind. I haven't heard what else Skrillex has done, but I could see this one filling the dance floor easily, if mixed properly. OPEN YOUR MIND, SAMMO!

Disclaimer: As a musician, I'm generally open to any and all genres of music. And as a synthesist/programmer, I'm particularly in tune with the creative technology that goes into emulating mainstream instruments and creating new sounds, so this shit right here is straight, with me. Thanks for the 411! :yeah:

I think MLK would be honored for such a forward thinking individual as this, the demonic shit aside, to share his birthday, cuz after all, he did say:"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."
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Sammo
Jan 16th, 2013, 12:42 AM
Mostly everyone I know of my age dislikes Skrillex :lol: I love techno/dance/house music but I just can't deal with dubstep. But let's not talk about Skrillex in a Marthin Luther King thread, it would be disrespectful to his memory :lol:

*JR*
Jan 16th, 2013, 01:56 AM
In the Fall of 1963, under written directive from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, the FBI began telephone tapping King....

Starting in 1965, King began to express doubts about the United States’ role in the Vietnam War....

On April 4, 1967, King appeared at New York City’s Riverside Church—exactly one year before his death—and delivered a speech titled “Beyond Vietnam”. In the speech, he spoke strongly against the U.S.’s role in the war, insisting that the U.S. was in Vietnam “to occupy it as an American colony” and calling the U.S. government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today”.

Bobby "kind of had to" wiretap him in that still rather McCarthyist era, as a JFK who'd introduced a major (heavily King-influenced) civil rights bill needed 2B sure he wouldn't be smeared in his presumed 2B looming 1964 re-election race; IF (the Hoover-led) FBI might have "had anything" on MLK. I'm sure Dr. King understood.

MLK's anti-Vietnam War activism pissed off civil rights honchos like Roy Wilkins of the NAACP and Whitney Young of the National Urban League, who totally kissed up to LBJ. :rolleyes: I presume that if he were around today, Dr. King would have been demanding much quicker exits from Iraq and Afghanistan, even with Barack Obama in the WH. :shrug:

JN
Jan 16th, 2013, 02:10 AM
Bobby "kind of had to" wiretap him in that still rather McCarthyist era, as a JFK who'd introduced a major (heavily King-influenced) civil rights bill needed 2B sure he wouldn't be smeared in his presumed 2B looming 1964 re-election race; IF (the Hoover-led) FBI might have "had anything" on MLK. I'm sure Dr. King understood.

MLK's anti-Vietnam War activism pissed off civil rights honchos like Roy Wilkins of the NAACP and Whitney Young of the National Urban League, who totally kissed up to LBJ. :rolleyes: I presume that if he were around today, Dr. King would have been demanding much quicker exits from Iraq and Afghanistan, even with Barack Obama in the WH. :shrug:

Of course he would, and would have been even more vocal about not going in in the first place with whoever was in the WH.

esquímaux
Jan 16th, 2013, 02:37 AM
: personalthoughts: So much was endured then that's taken for granted today. Had a phone call with my Mom recently and She mentioned having to go to the back of grocery stores and give Her shopping lists to grocers who came back with Her groceries. Sobering thought as I walked into the commisary just this afternoon. Both entering and exiting via the front doors.

burkorobe
Jan 16th, 2013, 05:09 AM
Respect and appreciation for the man and the values hehttp://webcardid.com/apple/images/a14http://webcardid.com/apple/images/k3

JN
Jan 21st, 2013, 04:08 PM
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JN
Jan 21st, 2013, 04:30 PM
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Dr. Martin Luther King addresses a crowd on 48th and State during his
series of street corner rallies in Chicago.


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Dr. King, Mayor Richard J. Daley, and singer extraordinaire Mahalia Jackson
stop for a photo-op before a civil rights benefit concert in Chicago.


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July 1965, Dr. King and supporters form a human chain and march to City
Hall to ask then Mayor Richard J. Daley to address housing discrimination in
Chicago.

*JR*
Jan 21st, 2013, 05:53 PM
I hope that the (always observed on a Monday) MLK holiday doesn't become just another excuse for a supposed sale day by retailers, as originally solemn holidays like Memorial Day have. And that the streets named after him don't continue to carry his full name (rather than surname) which its very length almost assures won't be widely used. (When was the last time you were on an Abraham Lincoln Avenue?) :scratch:

Better to have simply rename 8th Ave in Harlem "Douglass Blvd" (omitting the Frederick A part) and 7th Ave there "Powell Blvd" (leaving out the Adam Clayton B4 and the Jr after) for example. Kids can then ask their parents, teachers, etc, etc what the street name means; whereas trying to "forcefeed" them a full name assures that most ppl will simply use the old numerical designations. :shrug:

*JR*
Jan 21st, 2013, 11:46 PM
"A Mighty Stream": Martin Luther King Jr.'s Faith Guided Him to a Commitment to Economic Justice [By Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, Truthout | Op-Ed]

Reverend Sekou's review of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. focuses on MLK's yearning for economic justice and "a warless world, a better distribution of wealth and a brotherhood that transcends race or color."

In Trumpet of Conscience, King instigated the birth of an "Occupy movement" with mass dislocation as means to highlight economic injustice. For King, this was not simply the fantasy of utopian novelist, but rather the Poor People's Campaign was a "freedom church for the poor."

Long after America's prophet was silenced by the very avarice that he deplored, his words still burn with uncanny accuracy. In the last two years, ordinary citizens throughout world - Egypt, Palestine, Tunisia, Zuccotti Park, Greece, Paris and London - have carried signs with his word, his spirit in their heart as they risk life and limb to be free from tyranny and poverty.

Read more: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/14005-a-mighty-stream-martin-luther-king-jrs-faith-guided-him-to-a-commitment-to-economic-justice

ico4498
Jan 22nd, 2013, 12:29 AM
thinking of Dr. King & his dream today. best MLK regards to all!

ys
Jan 22nd, 2013, 12:57 AM
I am not sure how this works in West, but in Russia it is considered to be very dumb, making zero sense and very poor taste to give "Happy birthday" congratulations to dead people.

JN
Jan 22nd, 2013, 01:20 AM
Last I checked, this isn't Russia.

mykarma
Jan 22nd, 2013, 08:20 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/251832_552851174725608_1579873098_n.jpg

Dr. Martin Luther King addresses a crowd on 48th and State during his
series of street corner rallies in Chicago.


https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/22017_552852621392130_933143739_n.jpg

Dr. King, Mayor Richard J. Daley, and singer extraordinaire Mahalia Jackson
stop for a photo-op before a civil rights benefit concert in Chicago.


https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/582334_552850218059037_181286370_n.jpg

July 1965, Dr. King and supporters form a human chain and march to City
Hall to ask then Mayor Richard J. Daley to address housing discrimination in
Chicago.
Love the photos and the memories.

JN
Jan 23rd, 2013, 12:36 AM
Love the photos and the memories.

My uncle Mickey (Wayman Kelly, RIP) was Mahalia Jackson's official hairdresser whenever she was in Chicago, as well as Billie Holiday's and Ella Fitzgerald's. He studied under and was an instructor in Madame C.J. Walker's School of Black Hair Care. #RealBlackHistory

kwilliams
Jan 23rd, 2013, 09:33 PM
I am not sure how this works in West, but in Russia it is considered to be very dumb, making zero sense and very poor taste to give "Happy birthday" congratulations to dead people.

Well, I'm sure you know that different countries/cultures do things differently. Better to mark the day his life started, than the day his life ended.

I'm not sure if men like Mr. King exist anymore and if they do, they aren't heard enough. So days to remember him and others like him are most definitely needed.

It's not long until the anniversary of Coretta's death too :sad:

For anyone who's interested, I remember reading an article about the influence Daniel O'Connell's life had on Martin Luther King Jnr, although it was a fairly minor influence, I believe.

Also, the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland consciously modelled their efforts on the African-American movement.


Anyway, nice thread, JN. It makes a nice read and the images are lovely.
I was so busy this evening but it's nice to take a moment to remember the great people who have come before us and provided so much to so many, even things we sometimes take for granted. I wish the MLK memorial had been open when I visited Washington DC back in '06.

mykarma
Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:44 PM
My uncle Mickey (Wayman Kelly, RIP) was Mahalia Jackson's official hairdresser whenever she was in Chicago, as well as Billie Holiday's and Ella Fitzgerald's. He studied under and was an instructor in Madame C.J. Walker's School of Black Hair Care. #RealBlackHistory
WOW Madame C.J. Walker now that's big time. He must have been a bad man. :worship:

Helen Lawson
Jan 24th, 2013, 12:53 AM
My uncle Mickey (Wayman Kelly, RIP) was Mahalia Jackson's official hairdresser whenever she was in Chicago, as well as Billie Holiday's and Ella Fitzgerald's. He studied under and was an instructor in Madame C.J. Walker's School of Black Hair Care. #RealBlackHistory

Is that how you came up with Aquanet?

tennisbum79
Jan 24th, 2013, 05:33 AM
I am not sure how this works in West, but in Russia it is considered to be very dumb, making zero sense and very poor taste to give "Happy birthday" congratulations to dead people.
I am going to call your bluff and say that you are just making that up.

What is more in poor taste? Celebrating Lenin and Stalin birthdays, or adding the word "congratulation" to a civil right brithday celebration thread.
These 2 kill millions of Russians and Georgians

JN
Feb 9th, 2013, 09:02 PM
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/539783_10151291715167817_1838740404_n.jpg

JN
Mar 18th, 2013, 02:15 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/555078_10151363198039366_1414755767_n.jpg

Onslow
Mar 18th, 2013, 02:52 PM
I am not sure how this works in West, but in Russia it is considered to be very dumb, making zero sense and very poor taste to give "Happy birthday" congratulations to dead people.

but in russia prosecuting a dead person is not dumb? :p

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/world/europe/russia-to-retry-sergei-magnitsky-posthumously.html

MOSCOW — The police in Russia plan to resubmit for trial a tax evasion case in which the primary defendant died in detention more than two years ago, his former employer said Tuesday.

JN
Mar 18th, 2013, 03:45 PM
^ :lol:

*JR*
Mar 18th, 2013, 05:23 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/555078_10151363198039366_1414755767_n.jpg

Dr. King with one of his many Jewish supporters. ;)