Brad Messer Commentary • KTSA • Monday, Jan. 19, 2004



San Antonio's MLK march begins in a couple of hours. 50-thousand people are expected, the newspaper says. One of the largest demonstrations in the whole USA, honoring Martin Luther King, Junior and his ideas.

Dr. King would have been 75 last week. Because of an assassin's bullet, he never made it past 39.

MLK was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964— testimony to his policy of demanding equality in the eyes of the law, thru peaceful pressure.

One of his often-quoted statements saw his own future. "If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for," said King, "he isn't fit to live."

And another King statement from the Sixties applies equally now: "Injustice anywhere," he said, "is a threat to justice everywhere."

Thoughts and ideas such as that should last forever.

Brad Messer— commentary, KTSA.


San Antonio express News 1/18/04
East Side march to honor MLK grows to one of the largest in nation

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