Doctor Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, USA on April 4, 1968.
....Later it was declared that the closest Monday to January 19 of each year would be observed as Doctor Martin Luther King Day.....a day set aside to recognize and honor one of the primary leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement: Dr Martin Luther King, and truly to recognize and respect all those who followed, and still follow, in the struggle for racial coexistence and against racial inequality ....
In some respects, nothing much has changed since that terrible day.....Doctor King is loved and remembered by Millions of Americans. but Others still practice racial hatred as vehemently as they can and many leaders and politicians still practice racism and tactics to prevent or deter any meaningful progress.
We pray that these days become a thing of the past -
We hope that the hatred....the racial hatred.. will disappear -
What is it about some people who feel that they are superior to others?!
I Guess all that we really need to do is look at some of our political and societal figures that we have here...and around the world.....Until we end hatred and racism, we will be involved in this struggle!
Today - and every day, I thank Doctor King and all those who have struggled or fallen in the struggle for human decency and respect.....and Freedom!
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire