Monday, April 6, 2009

How Far We've Come

"Early morning, April 4
shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
but they could not take your pride
In the name of love
What more, in the name of love?"
U2 Pride (in the name of Love)

Forty-one years ago this weekend (in the evening, actually) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39 on the balcony of a Memphis hotel room.

This weekend, Barack Obama is in Europe as President and spokesman for the United States.

There are many who will say that racism and prejudice of all sorts are alive and well in our country, and they'd be right, but there have been changes. We have moved forward.

Just something to think about on a rainy Monday.

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