Friday, 15 January 2010

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr!

Posted by just Bougie!

Today, Jan 15 2010 would have been the 71st birthday of the late and great Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Today In America is a national holiday with many festivities including a parade.

MLK Jr was known for being one of the biggest activist in history and can definatley be called a human right icon , he was born in a time where people of African descent had no rights. He is most popular for his speech "I have a dream..." where he talks about one day dreaming that his children will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. ("I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.")

His dream has somewhat come true, there is still racism, but its just not really accepted. But a huge step in history, which happened nearly a year ago is the fact that there is now a Black president of the United States. I know MLK jr is looking down on us now smiling. Congrats to Barack Obama who in 5 days is about to be reaching his one year.

In light of all the bad that has happened in Janarary (earthquake in Haiti and the death of Teddy P), there is a silver lining.

Happy Birthday Reverend Martin Luther King Junior from all of us here at TWISB!