Mary Irvine’s Blog: A Sad Day – Murder of Martin Luther King Jr


A Sad Day

Fifty years ago, on April 4th 1968, Martin Luther King Jr was murdered  on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee.


I am afraid of them

They’re black

I am afraid of them

They’re foreign

I am afraid of them

They’re disfigured

I am afraid of them

They’re crippled

I am afraid of them

They’re different

Do you know any of them

No, I am afraid …

Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear    each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated. (Martin Luther King Jr)

4 April, 2018

(Photograph: By New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer: DeMarsico, Dick, photographer. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

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