Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK Day-25 Years

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Dr. King and President Johnson
Americans have celebrated a day of tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King for the past 25 years. Dr. King was a civil rights activist, Nobel Peace prize winner, and world leader. Parades and television coverage of his life story mark the day. Somethings have changed. The 44th President of the United States is an African American. Large numbers of minorities are registered voters. Three women serve as Associate Justices of the Supreme court.  The military will set aside Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Something things haven't changed.  The United States is still fighting wars overseas. The South celebartes the Confederacy and some threaten to suceed from the Union.  Folks argue that the Civil War wasn't about slavery. Some politicans reject parts of the constitution  related to civil rights. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

We're still working on things, Dr. King. Rest in Peace.

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