If Dr. King Were Alive Today
Huffington Post - 4 months
This Blog is co-authored by Jonathan D. Greenberg, Scholar in Residence, Daniel Martin Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, Stanford Law School.
On April 4, 1967, a year to the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr.
gave a courageous address ("Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence") to an overflow congregation at New York City's Riverside Church. Part homily, part political advocacy, King spoke of the imperatives of conscience at a moment of national crisis. "We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now," he said. "In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late.... The choice is ours, and though we might prefer it otherwise, we must choose in this crucial moment of human history."
On January 15, 2017, we as a nation will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 88th birthday, and we will reflect upon his life and legacy. Five days later our nation will inaugurate the 45th President of the United States.
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