It is my heartfelt hope that this interview of Dr. Martin Luther King will answer the question for many who wonder why the civil rights fight remains relevant to most Black people. And if after watching the videos posted here, you still don’t understand, I pray you are courageous enough to ask one of your Black friends or associates; one who is also familiar with the struggle, to educate you, honestly, on how it feels to be born Black and to live in America. It’s worth the conversation if you genuinely desire to live peacefully.
While service is usually something we think of in “visible” ways, much of the work is done behind the scenes by hidden figures where no masses of people will ever witness. To me that’s the heart work, selfishly giving of oneself and being fulfilled, knowing that you are making a powerful difference in the world.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., had a unique calling of enormous scope but most of us are not called to that level of civil rights work. But we all should do something especially for people who have not had the privileges of White Americans.
Do something. For service not for show. I did (ordinary me). I will. I hope you will, too.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1957.