Monday, January 20, 2014

MLK Day - January 20, 2014 - Meet the Press

Meet the Press aired a portion of the MLK interview with Martin Luther King, Jr., which was originally broadcast three days before his historic "I have a dream" speech.

In the interview, King defended Bayard Rustin, organizer of the march, against allegations that he was a Communist, and reacted to one panelist's suggestion that civil rights activists were asking for too much too quickly.

"I cannot agree with this at all because there can be no gainsaying of the fact that the Negro has been extremely patient," King responded. "We have waited well-now 345 years for our basic constitutional and God-given rights and we still confront the fact that we are at the bottom of the economic ladder."

Remember the Dream!


shelly earnshaw @ribbon in the sky said...

thanks for posting! watching now!!!!

shelly earnshaw @ribbon in the sky said...

Meet the guys were shaking in their boots about violence, etc. and couldn't see the forest from the trees...the patient non-violence of the movement was unsurpassed in the history of social revolution and the mark of this was the assassination of so great a man. It makes me mad...and then I remember that Dr. King brought change through tolerance and non-violence...I want to be like him.

devon said...

He was definitely here to serve a higher purpose for humanity. We owe him so much