Posted by: jesshistory2 | December 5, 2009

A Sad Day In History …

To be honest, I don’t know what to really write for this post. Forty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered on this day, and I don’t know what to say. How does someone write a memorial about a man who greatly influenced the United State’s recent past when she was not alive when King was living or lived through the Civil Rights Era? All I know about King and the Civil Rights movement is from textbooks and classes. I did not live during that time period, but I still feel as though I should post something today as King and other Civil Rights activists have influenced most of our post-World War Two history. (Of course, I should also note that there were movements for civil rights before World War Two; one cannot ignore the influence those movements had on the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.) The tragedy and influence of today forty years ago cannot be ignored; it was a day that Americans lost a great leader.

Although I wasn’t alive at the time of the Civil Rights movement, I understand that the History Channel will have a two hour show on Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 6th (I think). It looks like it will be an interesting show from the ads on TV.

Originally posted on April 4, 2008.

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