Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Video)

We at Wisdom From The Field would like to wish a happy birthday to one of the world-renown martyrs of the Civil Rights Movement and soldiers of service to our community, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is only appropriate that we share what may be one of his most heart touching, motivational, and pride filled speeches ever given.  The message in his words may seem to have fallen on deaf ears, however we are determined to unlock the inner resources at the heart of our community and finally sign our own Emancipation Proclamation. Happy birthday to Dr. King and to all of you, please listen to and take heed of his message. On a Move...

Link to speech video: http://goo.gl/W72Dl

"I come here tonight and plead to you. Believe in yourself and believe that you’re somebody. As I said to a group last night; Nobody else can do this for us. No document can do this for us. No Linconion Emancipation Proclamation can do this for us. No Kennysonian or Johnsonian Civil Rights Bill can do this for us. If the Negro is to be free, he must move down into the inner resources of his own soul and sign with a pen and ink of self assertive manhood, his OWN Emancipation Proclamation.

Don’t let anybody take your manhood. Be proud our heritage as somebody said earlier tonight; we don’t have anything to be ashamed of. Somebody told a lie one day. They couched it in language. They made everything black ugly and evil; look in your dictionary and see the synonyms of the word black. It’s always something degrading and low and sinister. Look at the word white; it’s always something pure, high and clean.

Well I want to get the language right tonight.  I want to get the language so right that everybody here will cry out, YES I AM BLACK AND I’M PROUD OF IT; I’M BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL!"

~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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