Martin Luther King, Jr. was undoubtedly the greatest preacher, social leader, and prophet of the twentieth century. His flaws were what made him fully human. His audacious vision and bold tenacity were what set him apart. As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of a speech which forever changed the world, I find myself asking the following question: Have I yet listened to my brother, Martin?
There is not much else to write. I'll let the man speak for himself. It would do us all well to listen to his message, to internalize every single word. And it is our obligation to remember what he said. Not just today, but every single day.
Every. Single. Day. It's been fifty years. The truest sign of a prophet is the staying power of their words. And so I must ask: Have we yet listened to our brother, Martin?
Now is the time.