Monday, January 18, 2010

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence

Ten Other Things Martin Luther King Said: by Ill Doctrine
These quotes are ones you don't hear very often but very much show the MLK who was the real mover and shaker.

The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government.

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you are interested in learning more about MLK or other leaders in the civil rights, black power, or modern freedom struggle I really recommend going into Itunes and looking up The Modern Freedom Struggle under Itunes U. Itunes U is a really wonderful new section where you can watch or listen to entire college classes at different Universities, talk about democratizing education! The Modern Freedom Struggle is a class taught at Stanford University by Clayborne Carson. You can learn about Bayard Rustin who was primed to be the MLK of the movement but was shoved out for being gay. Actual women of the Black Panther movement, such as Erica Huggins and Elaine Brown, come in to talk to the class about their experience and what they're still doing. There's even a good half hour on Tupac Shakur. Today I'm going to listen to the hour on Martin Luther King, which I've been saving up for his day.

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