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terça-feira, 3 de abril de 2012

Martim Luther King

Odete Soares Rangel

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Michael Luther King, Jr. nasceu em 15.01.1929, posteriormente teve seu nome mudado para Martin. Ele nos deixou um enorme legado na defesa dos direitos civis, pelos quais lutou até que um lunático tirou-lhe  a vida na data de 04.04.1968, portanto há 44 anos atrás.

Os anos passaram, mas Martin continua vivo na memória de cada ser humano que luta por um mundo melhor, sem injustiças e preconceitos.

" The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.was assassinated 44 years ago today. The somber anniversary will be marked across the country, including with a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., which is on the site where King was fatally shot. 

Martin tinha muitos sonhos, era um idealista.  Um dos seus sonhos que me marcou demais foi aquele em que ele disse "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."  

"[...] I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together." 

And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last!" (http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm)

"I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land."  (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
"[...] But 100 years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.  [...] Martin disse "America has given the Negro people a bad cheque which has come back marked insufficient funds."  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3170387.stm)

Tudo o que eu possa escrever sobre ele será pouco diante da grandiosidade das suas ações. Então você poderá ler e conhecer mais desse homem valoroso, acessando os sites abaixo. Que sua morte não tenha sido em vão.
Boa leitura!

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html


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