NBC12 VIEWPOINT: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.

NBC12 VIEWPOINT: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.

By: Kym Grinnage

Each year we pay tribute to the life, times and leadership principles of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Martin Luther King Day. If you take the time to read the letters and writings of Dr. King, you come away with a sense of a man who was much more than a civil rights leader.

Dr. King was a humanitarian for all people and his sense of justice was manifest through the Civil Rights movement here in the United States. He was a deep thinker who was open to various spiritual thought and reason and believed more than anything that the impossible was ALWAYS possible.

It is not often that I endorse movies through my commentaries, but I want to recommend 'Selma'. Reading history in my mind is one of the best ways to see various points of view about how history has been documented and interpreted, but there is something very emotional about seeing an era of history on the big screen. It makes you thirst for more.

For sure, there is much controversy about the portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in the film, but you should see this movie and then research the rest yourself.

Dr. King made one thing clear, there will not be change without action. His brand of Ghandi non-violent action changed America forever.

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