I have been watching a lot of Mad Men lately (a totally rad show, by the way, which makes me wish I had 60's dresses and wore them regularly). They are getting to the era in the show where integration is an issue.
It made me think.
We learned about integration in school and Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr but my parents lived through all that. Granted, they were just entering the double digits or teen years but it is really interesting to me that just a generation ahead of me, people were experienceing HUGE change in the US.
I don't know though, maybe I am in the midst of experiencing change in America with the "integration" of the gay community and allowing them the same rights as others.
MLK was a true leader and I am glad he is recognized nationally. I am envious of his voice and grassroot organization abilities. We are still fighting for equal freedoms today and probably always will be. I hope that today people take a second to think about Martin Luther King and recognize that he stood for equality, peace, and love. We could definitely use all those thing in the world today.
And don't you think this quote from MLK Jr is interesting? "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." Damn, that guy was great!