Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dr. King Was Killed 45 Years Ago Today

Here is an excerpt from Martin Luther King's last speech in Memphis, the night before his death on April 4, 1968.  I recall it like it was yesterday.  I was in the hospital recovering from injuries resulting from an auto accident returning from playing college baseball.

NC A&T erupted, riots and curfews ensued around the country, shock, grief, sadness, outrage prevailed.  Two months later, nearly to the day, Bobby Kennedy was killed.  I was living, and playing baseball, 15 miles from the Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport at that time.

1968......what a time.  What a leader of men, what an example of a human being, what an orator, what a preacher Dr. King was.  Oh, he could 'bring it'..........and what a difference he made in America.  RIP Martin Luther King.....45 years later. 

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