The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until drkingthe bright day of justice emerges.”

We cannot walk alone.  And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead.  We cannot turn back.”

~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 
Otis Spann with Muddy Waters & His Band ~ Tribute To Martin Luther King


Martin Luther King was assassinated by the United States Government according to the King Family civil trial verdict, but nobody even apologized.  Justice was deferred.


Coretta Scott King:

“We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.”

– King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

Dr. Martin Luther King’s family and personal friend/attorney, William F. Pepper, won a trial that found US government agencies guilty of assassination/wrongful death.

The 1999 trial, King Family versus Jowers and Other Unknown Co-Conspirators, is the only trial ever conducted on the assassination of Dr. King:

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

King sought workers’ justice and dignity
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“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say”

the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”injustice

Malcolm X

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world :
My own Government, I cannot be Silent.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.”

Malcolm X

A Message from Martin

~August 28th, 1963.


“Drum Major Instinct”

On 4 February 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., preached “The Drum Major Instinct” from the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Ironically, two months before his assassination on 4 April 1968, he told his congregation what he would like said at his funeral: “I’d like for somebody to say that day that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to love somebody” (King, “The Drum Major,” 185). Excerpts were played at King’s nationally televised funeral service, held at Ebenezer on 9 April 1968.

King’s sermon was an adaptation of the 1952 homily “Drum-Major Instincts” by J. Wallace Hamilton, a well-known, liberal, white Methodist preacher. Both men tell the biblical story of James and John, who ask Jesus for the most prominent seats in heaven. At the core of their desire was a “drum major instinct—a desire to be out front, a desire to lead the parade” (King, “The Drum Major,” 170–171). King warns his congregation that this desire for importance can lead to “snobbish exclusivism” and “tragic race prejudice”: “Do you know that a lot of the race problem grows out of the drum major instinct? A need that some people have to feel superior … and to feel that their white skin ordained them to be first” (King, “The Drum Major,” 176; 178). Conversely, King preached that when Jesus responded to the request by James and John, he did not rebuke them for their ambition, but taught that greatness comes from humble servitude. As King put it, Jesus “reordered priorities,” and told his disciples to “Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be first in love” (King, “The Drum Major,” 181; 182).

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