I know that this is not Saturday but it will be a video post today in celebration of the legal public holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King and the public inauguration of President Barak Obama.
It seems strange that racial segregation in the United States was legal until the Civil Rights Act of 1964, only 6 years before I was born.
Wild Boy was deeply effected (or is it affected?) when he learned about MLK in preschool. He was incredulous to learn about segregation and how different things would be for him and his friends if it existed now. Wild Boy learned this song in preschool and still sings it now (a song I never learned in school):
Dr. Martin Luther King was a mighty, mighty man and a mighty, mighty man was he
He was a preacher, a teacher and a man of peace and a friend to you and me.
I can’t find to whom to attribute the lyrics but I love that the idea of peace and the importance of equality among all human beings are ideals that make sense to my child. Thank you Ms. Evelyn F.
As a child of the 70′s and 80′s the anthem that sticks out in my mind to honor MLK is U2′s Pride (In The Name of Love). I liked this YouTube version and wanted to share and remember a man who changed this country for good.