Monday, January 16, 2012

Letter from Birmingham Jail

It's good to read this every once in a while just to remember where we have come from.

The public schools I attended were completely segregated.  I remember the separate water fountains.  The only blacks I knew were the maids. I never ate at a restaurant where blacks were served.  And most interesting, JMM has the deed to the house that his parents bought just after WW II; the deed specifies that the property could not be sold to Negroes.  This is not ancient history, it is within my lifetime.  And we wonder at lingering resentment.

1 comment:

scott said...

Dr. King - what an incredible man! Thank you for posting the link to his letter.