“Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”
~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 3, 1968
January 20th is Martin Luther King, Jr day in the United States. The New York Stock Exchange will be closed.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
To honor the memory of Dr. King, I watched Soundtrack for a Revolution tonight, a documentary about the music of civil rights movement. It brought these days back to me – the extraordinary hope of my generation, the pain of the assasinations of the 1960’s and the long grief and cynicism that flowed from them.