Wednesday, April 4, 2012

44 năm, 44 años, 44 years


The first challenge in honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is to keep it real.  I'm fortunate because some of my colleagues actually knew him as a young man and worked closely with him until his death.  They tell me that King as a young man loved to have a good time.  He loved soul food: red beans and rice, greens and ham hocks and pigs' feet.

Joy Bennet Kinnon

I choose to identify with the underprivileged.  I choose to identify with the poor.  I choose to give my life for the hungry.  I choose to give my life for those who have been left out of the sunlight of opportunity.  I choose to live for those who find themselves seeing life as a long and desolate corridor with no exit sign.  This is the way I'm doing.  If it means suffering a little bit, I'm going that way.  If it means sacrificing, I'm going that way. If it means dying for them, I'm going that way, because I heard of voice saying, "Do something for others."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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