Monday, January 21, 2013
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
By David Ubben
Hope you all enjoyed the weekend. The blog is taking a postseason break today, but we'll be back at full speed first thing tomorrow morning. See you then!
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct-action campaign that was "well timed" in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied." -- Martin Luther King Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail"