Happy Birthday to The Dreamer and My Dear Fraternity Brother: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

News / Monday, January 17th, 2011

Today I join in celebrating with fellow Americans and other individuals around the world in the personification of the vision that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of so many years ago. We still have a long way to go before we have truly overcome the subtle and not so subtle vistages of racism even though we have been blessed to bear witness to the election of our nation’s first African-American president.

It’s a much better world that it was during the times of Jim Crow segregation and the denial of the right to vote but there are those who wish for a return to times past and others who don’t appreciate the sacrifices made to provide for times present.

As one who views social media and technology as an extension of our freedom to communicate and express ourselves, and given the power of technology in modern politics, it’s encouraging to see that service providers like Google continue to take pay tribute to our nation’s heroes in very visible ways.

Amplify’d from mashable.com

Today marks the celebration of activist Martin Luther King Jr’s birth (although his real birthday was January 15), and Google has chosen to create an image of unity to honor the civil rights pioneer.

As Time points out, the above picture quite aptly matches sentiments expressed in King’s “I Have a Dream” speech: “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Read more at mashable.com

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