Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered In Sam Weaver's 'Coaches Corner'
January 20, 2014 at 5:00 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS Urban/UAC Editor SAM WEAVER takes his weekly column "COACHES CORNER" in a reflective direction today to honor the memory of a man who changed AMERICA and the world, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
WEAVER writes: "MARTIN LUTHER KING opened minds, hearts and doors in ways no one had ever done in this country. He made us understand we are all tied together in the humanity of man. His legacy of non-violent protest to advocate for change is the norm in our country and has been used by those on all sides of the political and cultural spectrum. Many of DR. KING's speeches read like a prophecy in the ongoing struggles in the areas of race, education, economics, and today the rights for gay Americans to marry.
"I am a believer the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior and that's why I believe it's so important to revisit the teachings of those who had a profound effect on mankind like MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. His dream and struggles for freedom was not just a black thing; they were human rights which is why we celebrate his life and continue to deeply mourn his death."
Please, take a few minutes and read "COACHES CORNER" -- and read the words of DR. KING's famous "I Have A Dream" speech and watch the video from AUGUST 23rd, 1963. KING's words carry more meaning than ever today.