men who dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

“What we need in the United States is not division, what we need in the United States is not hatred, what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another, feeling of justice to those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black.”  Indianapolis, Indiana, April 4th, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy

RFK was assassinated 63 days later.

5 comments

  1. Apparently there were very ruthless people in the 60″s, but the message of love and peace continues. I will always remember the pictures of Woodstock and the “Hippies” with their peace signs, “make love not war” slogans, and “Flower Power”

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    • larrypaulbrown · April 4

      My generation was deeply affected by the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and MLK JR. Very tumultuous times accompanying the Vietnam War. Yes, the hippies were ridiculed and despised by government. Like John Lennon, we had a message that nobody wanted to hear.

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  2. larrypaulbrown · April 4

    Reblogged this on GABBY'S PLACE.

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  3. Ann Coleman · April 5

    I hate the phrase, “The Good Die Young.” But all too often, it does seem to be true.

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    • larrypaulbrown · April 6

      Yes, the loss of JFK, RFK, and MLK, Jr. were life-changing events in my life.,,,,and not in a positive way. I became one of the cynical “drop-outs” for many years.

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