Today’s Visionary, Not Yesterday’s Celebrity:  Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Words with Contemporary Images

Richard Eskow’s piece in today’s Huffington Post is a must read.  Eskow addresses the increasingly sanitized version of Martin Luther King Jr. that the media and pundits feed us.  Mr. Eskow writes, “This weekend Dr. King’s name will be spoken by politicians and business leaders who would probably despise what he would have had to say about 21st century America. They’ll try to appropriate his name and memory to ensure their own well-being. They hope to domesticate his moral challenge in order to protect their own ambition.”
I cannot do the article justice.  It features 10 quotes from MLK with information and images from today.  Please read it.  

Today’s Visionary, Not Yesterday’s Celebrity:  Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Words with Contemporary Images

Richard Eskow’s piece in today’s Huffington Post is a must read.  Eskow addresses the increasingly sanitized version of Martin Luther King Jr. that the media and pundits feed us.  Mr. Eskow writes, “This weekend Dr. King’s name will be spoken by politicians and business leaders who would probably despise what he would have had to say about 21st century America. They’ll try to appropriate his name and memory to ensure their own well-being. They hope to domesticate his moral challenge in order to protect their own ambition.”

I cannot do the article justice.  It features 10 quotes from MLK with information and images from today.  Please read it.