Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (King’s Day)

As a young man growing up I wanted to be like Malcom X, a powerful no-nonsense revolutionary. Now as a man i aspire to be like the Reverend Dr. A powerful man who need not raise a fist.A man who won’t die for something is not fit to liveMLK

King Holiday – King Dream Chorus & Holiday Crew

 “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – MLK

King Holiday by the King Dream Chorus & Holiday Crew was released in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day which was first celebrated as a U.S. holiday back in 1986, the same year this record was released.  The group consisted of El DeBarge, Kurtis Blow, New Edition, Stephanie Mills, Teena Marie, The Fat Boys, Menudo, Whodini, Whitney Houston, Run-DMC, Stacy Lattisaw, Full Force & Melle Mel.

Save Me Joe Louis (Flashback)

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MLK Jr. Blvd (Worcester)

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We official now. HHTT

“Save me, Joe Louis. Save me.”

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Some people look at Joe Louis as a “Uncle Tom”, I totally disagree! He was not rude, abrasive and ultra black like Jack Johnson, Joe Louis was more powerful as a symbol to not just blacks but all races. Joe held the title for over 11 years more than any one before him, at a time when blacks felt weak Joe made us feel strong. Peep this,

“More than twenty-five years ago, one of the southern states adopted a new method of capital punishment. Poison gas supplanted the gallows. In its earliest stages, a microphone was placed inside the sealed death chamber so that scientific observers might hear the words of the dying prisoner to judge how the human reacted in this novel situation.

The first victim was a young Negro. As the pellet dropped into the container, and the gas curled upward, through the microphone came these words: “Save me, Joe Louis. Save me, Joe Louis. Save me, Joe Louis…”

That excerpt is from the book “Why We Can’t Wait” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Joe Louis was more than a boxer to some, he was Hope.