Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 39. On the 50th anniversary of his death we could be challenged today just as much as then by his words.
Below is a short item, with links to the material.
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Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” on 16 April 1963, in reply to a statement by a group of clergymen (all white) demonstrates vividly the radically different experiences and perspectives of marginalised people versus those who have not had that experience.
Pope Francis calls us to minister to the marginalised and oppressed.
The “Statement by the Alabama Clergymen” of 12 April 1963, with the Letter from Birmingham Jail, can be read at http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~ras2777/judpol/kingletter.html.
The Statement refers to an earlier “Appeal for Law and Order and Common Sense” of January 16, 1963 can be found at https://historyscoop.com/2016/11/30/an-appeal-for-law-and-order-and-common-sense-january-16-1965/. (The heading gives the year as 1965; this should read 1963.)
Text and video of M L King’s “I have a dream” speech at Washington on 28 August 1963 can be found at https://www.breakingnews.ie/world/what-better-way-to-remember-martin-luther-king-than-listen-to-his-i-have-a-dream-speech-835557.html