Monday, January 21, 2008

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Even though he left this earth 40 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory and legacy are still alive today. We BGs and guys should be especially grateful for his contribution toward making our lives better in this country. His unyielding desire for all people to be treated equally despite the color of their skin was remarkable. If it weren't for his courage and others civil rights activists like him, we wouldn't be where we are today.

Take a moment out of your day to stop and reflect and honor this outstanding man's legacy. Be sure to check out your local newpapers or go online to find MLK-related events taking place in your area today.

Also, be sure to watch Oprah's special show today (check your local listings) in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

He may be gone physically, but his dream will live forever!


K-Bear said...

BGG, we are truly blessed to have had such a man stand on our behalf. Whenever I see old footage of the civil rights movement, I can't help but wonder why someone didn't immediately pick up the torch. I guess the very real fear of being killed played a part but I just wonder where we'd be 40 years later if the movement had continued on strong! Anyway, MLK certainly did more than his share and I am very thankful!

Don said...

I am @ home today. I will definitely catch Oprah. She brings it on MLK Day.

Tony OH said...

I agree one hundred percent, however, our past seems to be a struggle all over again. Our people have become blinded by materialism, thus losing their desire to continue in the fight. I'm glad that you're defending freedom by keeping it front and center. Keep the dream alive. And by the way, I make a mean Gumbo. :0) Hit me back.

I added your link to my page so stop in sometimes.

bam said...

40 years ago the man died, but the dream came to life. Thank you Dr. King!

Kwana said...

Great Post BG. We have lots to reflect on and still far to go. We have to keep the dream alive.