Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: The Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr

The Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr

The Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr

Today, Monday Jan 16, 2017 is a day of celebration for the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King was a Baptist minister who's beliefs in equality pushed him to fight on our National stage for equal rights for all.  While he was predominately recognized for the advocating equality for all, in a non violent manner, he was really appealing to the conscience of America to be cognizant of the rights of each individual to be treated equally and to be allowed to live in peace.

The Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr

I remember his non violent approach to the process as a college student in the mid 1960's. It was a turbulent with the demonstrations against the war in Viet Nam; the demonstrations by the radical Black Panther party advocating a less harmonic tone to equality, and the preaching's of Dr. King to give peace a chance.

While his efforts were never finalized by him personally, we have come a long way towards achieving his dream.

There will be memorial services held in his honor, and rightly so. Hopefully generations to come will recognize him as the pioneer he was and it will be at a time when all will look back and be glad that those times no longer exist. That will truly be the culmination of his dream.

The Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr 

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsEd Silva • January 16 2017 01:37PM

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May everyone have time to reflect on this day on what this one man contributed to America today.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) over 1 year ago

Hi Ed... a lovely tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And let's hope that future generations won't forget his message.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) over 1 year ago

Good morning Ed Silva ,

Its so good to see Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honored. We need to keep these brave men and women alive in our thoughts and memories. Wonderful tribute..thank you.

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 1 year ago

Good Morning Ed - I certainly remember all of the times in the 60's when I was in college too.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Good morning Ed. I too remember these times personally and was in college when he was killed. We have a long way to go but King was amazing.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

There are several ceremonies in our area and glad that people still remember him. He was a great leader.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Ed a great blog on your feelings for Martin Luther King Jr. A very special man who died so young. It is so sad but this day is for his memory and to remember what he did for this country.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 1 year ago

Ed he was the kind of person whom we are lucky to be able to see once in our life time, and you and I were fortunate to be a part of a generation that got to have such an person in Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

Ed- I love that you expressed your feelings and admiration for Dr. King.  He was special and hopefully  we will all remember that and not just that we have a day off for it. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

                           Thank you Ed Silva 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

Peaceful/non-violent movements and people can truly make a difference.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) over 1 year ago

I remember the battles he undertook in life as well as the battles of others  after death to get a legacy fulfilled and the proper recognition of a well deserved day of remembrance for those earned triumphs. It's pitiful that the governmental process went on for 32 years before coming to full fruition and another 11 for a memorial to be constructed in his honor. Here via Kathy!

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) over 1 year ago

It was a shock when James Earl Ray shot King. It would be 49 years ago in April. I learned Ray died 19 years ago while serving a 99 year term sentence.

The world has changes a lot since.  But recent unrest and demonstrations hints we still have not able to coup with racialism.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 1 year ago

Hi Ed

I wish I had seen this last week on MLK Day, but in some ways it's ever better to have read it now. What a wonderful tribute to a very special and memorable human being!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) over 1 year ago

Great post!  I can see why Kathy chose to high light it this week!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 1 year ago

We have come a long way, but unfortunately, we still have a way to go. So glad Kathy shared this post!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 1 year ago

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