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Commentary :: Human Rights
April 4, 1968 The Day Martin Luther King Was Taken From Us
04 Apr 2007
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April 4, 1968--the day a great prophet and friend of all people, Martin Luther King, was taken from us. Assassinated by his own nation's government for his courageous stand against war and injustice. How different our world would be today if Dr. King had lived.
God knows, we need King's words on nonviolence today, now more than ever-- with wars raging abroad and violence in our streets at home.
Let us all take a moment today to pay honor to the spirit of MLK.

1. gather round me friends/ i have a song to sing/
about the hero of our time/ named martin luther king/
martin luther king was born/ to a sharecroppers son/
and every racist feared him/ and he never hold a gun.

and i been to the mountaintop/ and today i have a dream/
don't you ever forget the words/ of martin luther king.

2. now a bus line in montgomery/ had some folks sit in the back/
and it wasn't a coincidence/ that all these folks were black/
but that martin luther king/ he put a boycott on that town/
he just walked with his people/ and they shut that bus line down.

3. now he preached and lived nonviolence/ until the very end/
on the hotel porch in memphis/ mankind lost its best friend/
cause he fought for human rights/ as he rode from town to town/
and that's what he was doing in memphis/ when some redneck shot him down.

4. now it's time tro take a look/ at that mirror on your wall/
did you help pull the trigger/ or weren't you there at all/
and the sickness in the nation/ then now becomes quite clear/
when they kill a man with hatred/ cause he wouldn't die from fear. friends these are the very words of martin luther king.
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