the 30 & over project: Remember April 4, 1968 and #BeActive

Photograph of Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luthe...

Photograph of Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King jr. (ca. 1955) Mrs. Rosa Parks altered the negro progress in Montgomery, Alabama, 1955, by the bus boycott she unwillingly began. National Archives record ID: 306-PSD-65-1882 (Box 93). Source: Ebony Magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Martin Luther King leaning on a lectern. Deuts...

Martin Luther King leaning on a lectern. Deutsch: 1964: Martin Luther King Português: Martin Luther King (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As we acknowledge the 44th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and in light of the most recent episode in American Racial History, The Trayvon Martin case, I pose the following questions to you:

  • How are we carrying on the legacies of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm XFannie Lou Hamer, Thurgood MarshallCoretta Scott KingAngela Davis, and the other endless sometimes nameless leaders of the movement?
  • How are we carrying on the legacy of fighting for the rights of the poor, for women, for children?
  • How are we today, fighting to address the issues that affect our communities like healthcare, poverty, homelessness, joblessness, racism, sexism, and the many other issues that plague society today?
  • Are you an educator?
  • Do you tutor or mentor?
  • Do you coach a sports team?
  • Have you signed a petition?
  • Do you write your local politicians?
  • Do you sit and talk about the important issues?
  • Do you visit the sick?
  • Do you give to the poor?
  • Do you help feed the homeless?
  • Do you give to natural disaster victims?
  • Do you give to scholarship funds so our students can to go to college?

These and many other questions are what I’m hoping will spark us to become active if we are not already. It will be us, not the president, not the politicians, and not someone else, who should be willing to get our hands dirty, who will be the ones to fix our communities and hold them up to the standard that Dr. King and so many others held us to.

#BeActive

#the30andoverproject

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Malcolm X

Malcolm X (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

One thought on “the 30 & over project: Remember April 4, 1968 and #BeActive

  1. There is heart and soul in this blog. I see it everywhere on the main page. Thank you for your visit and follow. I look forward to sharing across our blogs.

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