From Ralph Hipp
Dr. Martin Luther King would turn 83 this week if it were not for his assassination in Memphis back in '68. What an incredibly crazy year that was. (One of the final photos of Dr. King is featured here.) Dr. King was in Memphis to support striking sanitation workers in their drive to gain equal pay for their work. Above the marches and speeches, was Dr. King's dream of bringing African Americans into the economic mainstream of America back in that time (and for all time.)
Topeka is the focal point on the nation's dream of also providing equal educations for all children, black, white, Hispanic and whatever population they are from. Any readings of the remarkable accomplishments of African Americans in all facets of our society must show that we have come a long way on that.
In political equality, we can only imagine what Dr. King would think of President Barack Obama, either positive or negative in his first 3 years on the job! But that would have to be considered a large step on the way to the completion of the dream.
Please offer us your thoughts on Dr. King's legacy and something we should all strive for in decades to come.. that we all strive to be out best, no matter where we come from, and that America should give opportunities to our very best, no matter what their race.