Friday, April 04, 2008

The Fortieth Anniversary

Today is the fortieth anniversary of Martin Luther King's death.

Much has been said of the closing words of his final speech. Here they are.

He was assassinated the following day. He was only thirty-nine. He's now been dead longer than he lived.


Adaora A. said...

He's now been dead longer than he lived.

Isn't that disgusting? It still boggles me that someone would want to assasinate a man for trying to benefit the nation. I'm incredibly greatful for what he gave; literally his life.

wordtryst said...

...But he lives on in spirit and in the hearts of everyone who heard him or read about him. Goodness and greatness are never lost. Killing the messenger is futile.

Maya Reynolds said...

Adaora: Listening to those words on this video and knowing what was to come gave me a cold chill.

Powerful words from a powerful man.

Wordtryst: Amen!