On this sad day

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Yesterday, April 3rd, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his last sermons in Memphis.

“We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop…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.”

On this day, April 4th, he was assassinated.

God Bless You, Dr. King.

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Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website, carolyndenniswillingham.com, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

6 thoughts on “On this sad day

  1. I have been on a ‘mini-vacation’ and am just catching up. A day late and a dollar short, as they say, but may I have your permission to re-blog this post? I well remember Dr. King, always admired him and have never to this day heard another who spoke quite so eloquently. I remember when I heard the nes of his murder … among the saddest of my memories. Thank you for this post … a reminder …

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      1. Thank you! Yes, I know how you feel … I am sometimes surprised as to which posts garner the most comments, and sometimes disappointed when one that I thought was of great significance doesn’t see much activity. But in this case, I suspect people are simply so caught up in the current news … ie, Trump … that they don’t seem to care about much else. Personally, I find MLK much more interesting than Trump. I often wonder how much different our country would be today if King had lived to a ripe old age. Thanks for permission to re-blog!

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  2. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    As frequently happens, I am a day behind (I took a 4-day hiatus and am still playing catch-up), but my blogger-friend Carolyn Dennis-Willingham who writes as CD-W, Author Flawed to Perfection, wrote this post two days ago, a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Yesterday, April 4th, was the anniversary of King’s assassination, a sad memory for those of us who remember King. Throughout the history of this nation, there has never been another who did as much for Civil Rights as Dr. King, nor has there been another who was able to speak as eloquently to make his point. Dr. King was an activist, yes, but he believed in change through non-violent means. Please take a moment to read this brief tribute to a great man whose life ended far too soon. Thank you, Carolyn, for this post and for permission to re-blog!

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  3. Dear Carolyn,

    His words are prophetic and badly needed right now. He was a leader who made a difference for the better and there not many who can claim this. His words talk to us today.

    Hugs, Gronda

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