As he sought to move beyond desegregation and the right to vote, to focus his work on economic justice, antimilitarism,and human rights, the system pushed back hard. In the last months of his life, he was attacked by the government, the press, former allies and the military industrial complex. Even black Democrats turned their backs on him when he challenged the party’s support for the war in Vietnam….We owe it to Dr. King — and to our children and grandchildren — to commemorate the man in full: a radical, ecumenical, antiwar, pro-immigrant and scholarly champion of the poor who spent much more time marching and going to jail for liberation and justice than he ever spent dreaming about it….We are in a battle for the soul of America, and it’s not enough to admire Dr. King. To admire him is to reduce him to a mere celebrity. It requires no commitment, no action. Those who value justice and equality must have the will and courage to follow him. They must be ready to sacrifice.
The struggle continues.
~ Jesse Jackson b.1948 United States Civil Rights Activist, Baptist Minister and Politician
Historical Age, Age of Reason 1650-1950; Astrological Age; Age of Pisces 1 AD- 2000; Sun Sign, Libra.