Today, we remember the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights icon, Christian minister, nonviolent revolutionary. Rather than provide further commentary on his legacy, as I did in this 2019 column for the Broomfield Enterprise, this year I exhort you to listen to the man as he speaks for himself.
Of course, we all know his most famous speech:
But in my opinion, we need to become more familiar with these other very important and still timely messages:
And, finally, the last speech he gave before he was assassinated:
May we truly wrestle with the full scope of King’s legacy in 2021.