Category Archives: race

GUNGA DIN by Rudyard Kipling

When I was a young boy, I loved the movie GUNGA DIN. The hero was an outcast water-boy. The lowest of the low in the ranks of the British Empire, but Rudyard Kipling recognized their worth to a man dying of thirst and wrote the following poem. GUNGA DIN BY RUDYARD KIPLING You may talk […]

Martin Luther King Lives

Martin Luther King was a man of non-violence. He led his people to greater freedom. MLK showed others the righteousness of his beliefs. His words ring as true today as back at the time of his death. We Have A Dream. To hear Martin Luther King’s Speech I HAVE A DREAM, please go to the […]

March On DC Plus 50

Written on Aug 26, 2013 August 28, 1963 hundreds of thousands of Americans assembled in Washington DC for the Jobs and Freedom March. The demonstration had a good number of whites, but the marchers were predominantly black and very brave considering how the police treated any congregation large and small of America?s minority with violence. […]

JFK on the March to Washington

Written August 13, 2013 Two years ago the BBC News reported that JFK had attempted to block the 1963 March on Washington for fear of violence and painted a picture of a president apathetic to the plight of blacks in America, however the article ignored to mention the Justice Department descending on Birmingham after the […]

Lorraine Hotel Fifty-Three Years Ago

In April 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis to address a gathering at the Masonic Temple. The city’s black sanitation workers had walked off the job to protest working condition and low wages. The speech keynoted by the phrase ‘I’ve been to the mountaintop.” That night King stayed at the Lorraine Hotel with […]