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  •  From B'ham . . . (2+ / 0-)
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    texasmom, Predictor

    Y'all know, don't you, that when you visit the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham (right across from the 16th Street Baptist Church), you can see the actual cell door from the jail cell King was thrown into.  The  letter's up on the wall next to it and has a recording of Martin Luther King, Jr. reading it.  Raises the hairs on your arms.

    TomP, I linked to this (ltr from B'ham jail) JUST LAST WEEK in a comment to an Obama supporter who invoked King and Ghandi.  See my comment here.  I noted that while both were peaceful, their movements were peaceful resistance, NOT capitulation and collaboration with the very forces of oppression against which the "movement" seeks to unify!

    Gad!

    BenGoshi
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    The distinction that goes with mere office runs far ahead of the distinction that goes with actual achievement. H.L. Mencken

    by BenGoshi on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 12:31:35 PM PST

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