Tuesday, April 04, 2006

In the Name of Love!

Regardless of his poor historical recollection, Bono's intent in the song "Pride (In the Name of Love)" was spot-on in its portrayal and presentation of the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And, with that in mind, in memorial of the 38th anniversary of MLK, Jr's assassination, I would like to provide for your reading and educational pleasure this article, courtest of Wikipedia. Below is an exerpt from the article.

Read, learn, and enjoy learning. And if you know what "poor historical recollection" I'm talking about, comment and let me know. There's a prize for the first correct response!


"Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929–April 4, 1968) was a Baptist minister and American political activist who was the most famous leader of the American civil rights movement. King won the Nobel Peace Prize before being assassinated in 1968. He is the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1977, King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by Jimmy Carter. For his promotion of non-violence and racial equality, King is considered a peacemaker and martyr by many people around the world. Martin Luther King Day was established in his honor."


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