We are mindful today of the assasination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, America's greatest prophet, who was killed on April 4, 1968. We are also mindful of having just come through Holy Week during which one of Rev. King's most influential acts of leadership took place. On Good Friday 1963, Rev. King led a march on Birmingham Alabama, an act of civil disobedience that resulted in his immediate arrest. While in jail on that Easter Sunday of 1963, Rev. King wrote his infamous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” This Easter season, we are grateful of Rev. King’s witness and his tireless work for civil rights. You can read more about this here. You can read the entirety of the text of his letter here.
From "Pride (In the Name of Love)" by U2 -
Early morning, April 4
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride
In the name of love! What more in the name of love?