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MLK: Martin Luther King JR Thread: The man. The Legacy.

Golgo-13

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I think this is a fitting thread seeing as how we're on the eve of his day.....

MLK shouldn't be hauled as just an AA leader, as, correct me if i'm wrong, all minorities benefit from the ripple effect of the civil rights movement.
 
I think this is a fitting thread seeing as how we're on the eve of his day.....

MLK shouldn't be hauled as just an AA leader, as, correct me if i'm wrong, all minorities benefit from the ripple effect of the civil rights movement.
Absolutely.........Gandhi's not just an Indian leader
 
Once a year we celebrate
Washington and Lincoln on their birth dates
And now a third name is added to the list
A man of peace, (Drum Major for Justice)
Now, now, now every January on the third Monday
We pay homage to the man who paved the way
For freedom, justice and equality
To make the world a better place for you and me
It's a holiday, it's a gathering
For the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. King tried to love somebody
(Do you wanna love somebody)
For his sake put your hate away, take a day
(Take a day to love somebody)
Don't play on the Holiday, work to find a better way
(Everybody love somebody now)

Oh, everybody sing
For Martin Luther King
Oh, let freedom ring (That's right)
For Martin Luther King, now sing

Holiday! Holiday!
King Holiday!
Not a day just for some
It's a day for everyone

He had a dream now it's up to you
He had a dream now it's up to you
To see it through, to make it come true
Now do it

Who do we thank for teaching us
That we all have the strength to love
Mmm, we thank the Prince of Non-Violence
For showing us the way

How do we show the children of today
How to live together as one
Oh...we'll sing of a King
And his words will light all of our tomorrows

Dr. King tried to love somebody
(Do you wanna love somebody)
For his sake put your hate away, take a day
(Take a day to love somebody)
Don't play on the Holiday, work to find a better way
(Everybody love somebody now)

Oh, everybody sing (Come on)
For Martin Luther King (Ah, yeah)
Oh, let freedom ring (That's right)
For Martin Luther King, now sing

Holiday! Holiday!
King Holiday!
Not a day just for some
It's a day for everyone

He had a dream now it's up to you
Because you gotta see it through, and make it come true

Holiday! Holiday! (Mmm)
King Holiday!
Not a day just for some
It's a day for everyone

He had a dream now it's up to you
He had a dream now it's up to you
To see it through, to make it come true
Now do it

Listen children of today
Don't think love has gone away
It's in your hearts and minds
(How long) Not long

New day will shine
If we just take the chance
[His love will glow]
Open up the windows

Let the hero shine
Every day in your life
Yours and mine
Everybody shine, whoa...
Let it shine, let it shine, woo...whoa...oh...

For the future generation, Dr. King's medication
For successful operation is peace for every nation

Sing! Celebrate!
Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
For a King Celebrate!
Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

Sing! Celebrate!
Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
For a King Celebrate!
Everybody in the place

Sing! Sing! Celebrate! (Celebrate, Celebrate for a King)
Sing! Sing! Celebrate! {What are you waitin' for}
For a King Celebrate! (Celebrate every single day, whoa...)
Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

Sing! Celebrate!
Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
For a King Celebrate!
Everybody in the place

Sing! Sing! Celebrate! (Celebrate!) [Celebrate!]
For a King (For a King) Celebrate! (Celebrate!)
Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

Sing! Celebrate!
For a King Celebrate!
Everybody in the place, come on

Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
[Celebrate!] (Come on, come on, let's all Celebrate!)
For a King Celebrate! (Everybody come on, let's Celebrate!)
Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

Sing! Celebrate!
For a King Celebrate!
Everybody in the place

Sing! Sing! Celebrate! (Celebrate!) [Celebrate!] (Celebrate!)
Sing! Sing! Celebrate! {What are you waitin' for}
For a King Celebrate! {Let it shine, whoa, whoa}
Sing! Sing! Celebrate!

Sing! Celebrate!
Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
For a King Celebrate!
Everybody in the place

Sing! Sing!
(Celebrate!) Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
(Celebrate!)
Ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...

(Celebrate!) Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
(Celebrate!)
Ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...

(Celebrate!) Sing! Sing! Celebrate!
 
Wow, the 'BEER Thread' is on page 3, and this thread is on..post 3.

:dry:
 
MLK wasn't great...






Doesn't even sound right.
 
You know it doesn't make much sense
There ought to be a law against
Anyone who takes offense
At a day in your celebration
Cause we all know in our minds
That there ought to be a time
That we can set aside
To show just how much we love you
And I'm sure you would agree
It couldn't fit more perfectly
Than to have a world party on the day you came to be

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday

I just never understood
How a man who died for good
Could not have a day that would
Be set aside for his recognition
Because it should never be
Just because some cannot see
The dream as clear as he
that they should make it become an illusion
And we all know everything
That he stood for time will bring
For in peace our hearts will sing
Thanks to Martin Luther King

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday

Why has there never been a holiday
Where peace is celebrated
all throughout the world

The time is overdue
For people like me and you
Who know the way to truth
Is love and unity to all God's children
It should never be a great event
And the whole day should be spent
In full remembrance
Of those who lived and died for the oneness of all people
So let us all begin
We know that love can win
Let it out don't hold it in
Sing it loud as you can

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
Ooh yeah
Happy birthday...

We know the key to unify all people
Is in the dream that you had so long ago
That lives in all of the hearts of people
That believe in unity
We'll make the dream become a reality
I know we will
Because our hearts tell us so
 
The only responses I expect this thread to get is from people making ironic jokes about the man and complaints about "reverse racism". I already plan on attending a service tomorrow, so I know where I stand.


On topic, I was listening to the radio earlier and they're advertising a special at a club tonight, and the announcer is like, "It's MLK weekend ya'll , and that means ladies get in for free, $1 drafts all night, and we gonna party our asses off!!"

:dry: Ok.....

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Happy Birthday.


Our custodian got the day off, instead of the entire staff. You see, the custodian is African-American, and the remainder of the staff is, for lack of genealogy, white.


So are we celebrating "equality" day, or are we just perpetuating?


Happy Birthday?
 
happy Birthday!


and I agree with golgo, every minority benefits from what MLK laid his life for.
 
Dr. King was an excellent man, flaws aside.

Pointing out he was an adulterer doesn't have anything to do with the fact that his crusade for civil rights helped millions of Americans who had been oppressed for centuries. He and countless others helped end what the Civil War and Reconstruction failed to do. While racism still exists, and unfortunately it always will, our country has become a better place because of his and countless others' actions.
 
On topic, I was listening to the radio earlier and they're advertising a special at a club tonight, and the announcer is like, "It's MLK weekend ya'll , and that means ladies get in for free, $1 drafts all night, and we gonna party our asses off!!"

:dry: Ok.....



That was probably one of the best episodes of the Boondocks.

"Black Entertainment Television...is the WORST thing I have ever seen in my life!"
 
The only responses I expect this thread to get is from people making ironic jokes about the man and complaints about "reverse racism".

As an Hispanic I agree with you. If someone were to make a thread about important Latin person I'd expect to read similar comments.

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That's awesome. :o
 
one of my heroes, though i don't know much about him, just the speech and his death really, and what a beautiful speach

it's so sad he died, but heres something i've been thinking about, would the civil rights movement have gotten this far this quickly if he hadn't been killed?

anyway 2 great U2 songs about him
MLK
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Pride(in the name of love) and this version happens to have MLK at the beginning to top it all off
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Dr. King was an excellent man, flaws aside.

Pointing out he was an adulterer doesn't have anything to do with the fact that his crusade for civil rights helped millions of Americans who had been oppressed for centuries. He and countless others helped end what the Civil War and Reconstruction failed to do. While racism still exists, and unfortunately it always will, our country has become a better place because of his and countless others' actions.

Yeah, if you're looking to be inspired by someone with no flaws whatsoever...well, you know that old saying about wishing and one hand and s**ting in the other? :o
 
lol. There's a girl at work, who's a niece of MLK's. She didn't even know that tomorrow was MLK day.. :p

-TNC
 
MLK day isn't Mlk day anymore . It's just another day off for the bank . .
 
On topic, I was listening to the radio earlier and they're advertising a special at a club tonight, and the announcer is like, "It's MLK weekend ya'll , and that means ladies get in for free, $1 drafts all night, and we gonna party our asses off!!"

:dry: Ok.....
Please tell me you're joking, because if that really did happen...it'd be a goddamn shame.
 
I think Sarah Silverman said it best...

Dear Martin Luther King Jr.,

I had a f**king dream too. And in that dream, I'm in my living room. Well, it's not my living room, but it's playing my living room, right? And I get up, and go outside, and I start to jump into a swiming pool. And just as I jump, a shark comes out, and he's wearing sunglasses. So, maybe you're not so f**king special then, are you?
 
it's so sad he died, but heres something i've been thinking about, would the civil rights movement have gotten this far this quickly if he hadn't been killed?
He made strides while he was alive, but I think he made quite a large impact as a martyr. So no, I don't think the movement would've gotten quite as far if he hadn't been killed. But had he lived, he would never have stopped trying. I assume.
 

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