MLK

Jan 182011
 

I look at these videos and I think he really was something else. Listen to the incantatory rhythms of his speeches, the parallel constructions, his ability to weave significant reference (Lincoln, Moses), and the sentences infused with the antique inflections of the KJV which in context seem mysterious and ineffably beautiful.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUP_ISA030c&feature=related

  2 Responses to “MLK”

  1. I went to Spring Street Elementary school with his kids. Marty, III. was in my class. I have a vivid memory of being on the see-saw with him–he was up; I was down. After MLKJr was shot, they never came back to school. Transferred to a private one. We took up money to send flowers.

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