Will the real Dr. Martin Luther King please stand up

Eastern State Penitentiary commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with special readings of "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Photo: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s mugshot from his arrest during the Montgomery bus boycott. Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, Alabama, 1956. (PRNewsFoto/Eastern State Penitentiary)

Photo: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mugshot from his arrest during the Montgomery bus boycott. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Alabama, 1956. (PRNewsFoto/Eastern State Penitentiary)

I was disgusted to learn that the web site martinlutherking-dot-org is an effort to discredit the man who tried to so hard to heal this nation’s sick, racist soul. Fortunately, bloggers are fighting back! To participate in this effort to Google bomb Dr. King back to reality just copy the text suggested here, and feel free to click on the informative links below as I do the same.

Thanks to Chris Lackey for posting Dr. King’s mugshot, and reminding us of the real, radical leader who was treated like a criminal by US government for protesting its racist policies. One of my favorites of his writing is the Letter from Birmingham Jail in which he explained to a group of well-meaning white religious leaders why we can’t wait. This is the man I will remember on Monday.

Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King

Thanks to Greensboro blogger Sean Coon for the heads up about this.

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