What Would MLK Do?

January 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today is MLK Day across the pond – and this is an absolutely brilliant video retelling his story, and what it means for us today. We so often talk of the need for more stories, sharing people’s histories and the power of narrative – how about this?

  • (Re)New information: 1968 had an Occupy movement? MLK’s house was bombed? He organised for cross-racial economic justice? He was 25 when he set up the SCLC.
  • Change takes time – 10 years passed between the Montgomery Bus Boycotts and race equality legislation in 1965
  • Today’s heroes were yesterday’s controversial boat-rockers. So today’s radicals are likely to be tomorrow’s heroes too.

h/t Billy Wimsatt

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