I get earnest, interesting e-mail, too. Ben Jealous from the NAACP wrote today:
Tomorrow, we pay homage to one of America’s most righteous defenders and promoters of civil and human rights: the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King was an incredible man who changed the course of American history. He inspired millions to stand up in peaceful protest against discriminatory laws and fought for the greater good of all humanity.
Dr. King’s spirit lives on. After his assassination, millions of people picked up the torch and continued to fight for a better future, carrying our shared movement for social justice into the present day.
Did you take part in marches, rallies, and activist work in the 1950s and 1960s? Tell us about it. Have you heard stories about friends or family members who marched with or met Dr. King? We want to hear them.
And if, like me, you weren’t yet born in the 1960s, we want to hear from you, too. Tell us how Dr. King’s work and message has inspired you to fight for civil and human rights today.
Together, we can build a portrait of the impact Dr. King has had on NAACP supporters and America at large. I hope you’ll help us by sharing your story today:
Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO
Crowd-sourcing history. Great idea. I hope they get a great product. Why don’t you contribute?
- The day Rosa Parks made history by riding a bus (constitutioncenter.org)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day events (jsonline.com)
- Why Be A Hero? (projectbazia.com)
- How Dr. King Changed The Course Of Star Trek History (turnstylenews.com)
- Dr. Martin Luther King’s ideas, ideals live on in these South Floridians (miamiherald.com)