A Day For A King

king_postcardToday is the day to honor Dr. Martin Luther King and a dream that all inhabitants of the United States would be judged by their personal qualities and not by the color of their skin. This great man was the young person to receive the Peace Prize for his nonviolent campaign against racism.

Adhering to Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence Dr, King fought racism until his death in 1968 at the hands of what many believe was a conspiracy of US shadow government operatives.

In 1955 he began his struggle to persuade the US Government to declare the policy of racial discrimination in the southern states unlawful. The racists responded with violence to the black people’s nonviolent initiatives. In 1963, 250,000 demonstrators marched to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, where King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. The following year, President Johnson got a law passed prohibiting all racial discrimination.

I would be remised if I did not list King’s powerful opponents, which was basic the US government. The head of the FBI, John Edgar Hoover, had him placed under surveillance as a communist, and when King opposed the administration’s policy in Vietnam he fell into disfavor with the President. It has been proven that King’s murder was part of a conspiracy. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

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