This is just a review I wrote for what Martin Luther King III spoke about
At the call of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s name, there is a resounding measure power and dignity. Dr. King’s legacy as a iconic figure in the Civil Rights Movement is one of the best known leaderships in all of the world. His headship over multiple committees throughout the South helped create the potency needed to effectually take back the usurped respect and rights that were owed us by godly doctrine.
The nation and, specifically, the Black community in America, lost a great man, a revolutionary leader and preacher in April of 1968. The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought strains to the heart of the Black community and many wondered who would take up the mantle of leadership. None other, by this time, the late 1960s, had lead us as greatly as Dr. King and pushed the Black community to the heights of which he had, and many believe that his work was the pinnacle, or even the end, of what needs to happen for America in reference to the advancement of the Black community. I beg to differ. When I first heard of Martin Luther King III’s coming to Fort Valley State University, I made my mind up to go due to his father’s influence, there was a tug at my heart and an expectation of what wisdom Mr. King would bestow. His first words, after his greeting to the faculty, staff, students, and Fort Valley community-at-large, were in reference to the legacy that we ponder on now. Mr. King, on past occasions, has said that King name is hard carrying the King name. At times, I think what weight and, even, pain has to be endured to hold the position that we have place the name of “King” in the Black community. Mr. King spoke heavily on the fact that we all have a responsibility to work diligently to transition to the place in America where effective progress is the norm. Mr. King’s motivational speech challenged the American educational system on, in his opinion, its lack of ethical standing, he discussed the political status of America, and expounded on what is needed for success as guidance for college students. King, in contesting the education system, said that a curricular shift in America is necessary, he believes that too many students go to school for money, but are not told what work has to be done to attain those riches. King asks for a “radical change” in the pedagogy of teachers, wishing that ethics and etiquette classes were mandatory because of the supposed declining ethos our coming generations may suffer. King spoke on the hypocrisy of many of the politicians, especially on the positions of healthcare and the welfare of the nation, saying that too many political figures are in office for personal gain, not the betterment of society. He concluded his speech with his definition for success, for him. Mr. King believes, from what was said in the lecture, that each of us receives a calling on our lives and success has a degree individuality to it, but all vocations charge us to do and be the best. He finally ended with a mighty quote from a well-known, well-respected figure, his father,” If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
It is inescapable to compare Mr. Martin Luther King III to his father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but we should not allow ourselves to do so. Dr. King triumphed and mastered the art of rhetoric, and this skill allowed him to be the leader we was, but Mr. King, his son, is a orator in his own right. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to hear the message Mr. Martin Luther King III had for the students. I am also appreciate of the fact that Fort Valley State University embraced this wealth of knowledge, not only through Mr. King, but through other speakers and through the lives and academia of the students.
So, Martin Luther King III came to my school this past week
Kinda cool, since his father was like MASTERORATORANDLEADEROFTHEFKKINCIVILRIGHTSMOVEMENTANDBLACKAMERICAISMYTHING lol
So, I ran at the opportunity to listen to the wisdom that he could grant
Tell me why, my school heavily publicizes when a rapper or celeb is coming to the school, and people wanna be all extra and foolish, but when someone who is actually gonna talk about something comes, we turn a blind eye
Then, people were coming in late and it just disturbed me the level on unprofessionalism that people, specifically our people, will surround themselves in
I got to shake his hand, have some pictures on my facebook
Will post my opinion on what he said in a moment
Been on hiatus this whole week, because I wanted my ideas to marinate before I actually wrote on them
Tonight I am talking about this whole week’s experiences, meeting people, and relationship stuff.
Should be interesting
Today will be a good day
No classes for me, will finally rest after a long week
Will post today, I’m gettin behind on some things
Amen, a lot of times, we block the fullness of life and love because of the walls that we build against people. Until you break past these walls, and be open with your gifts, then you can receive that all is in store for you.
Your day is blessed
Why do we let other people, multiple situations, and even ourselves steal the joy that a day could have?
If our day is already pronounced that it is blessed, why don’t we live in the blessedness that we say that we have?
Don’t let anyone, or anything, mess up today, this is your day. Have a good one.
I hate it
It just reminds me of how, in my opinion, everyone around me has someone but me
I’m not trying to sound bitter, and I’m not angry by any means
But wtf, like really, why act lovey-dovey for one day, yall fight every other day, smh
All I’ve seen today are roses, “cute” stuffed animalia, and variant shades of red, pink, and purple.
Makes me throwup
This has been a long, crazy week
Shall blog out my frustrations today, mainly tonight
Should be good
I wanna take the time to say thank you to my followers, especially those I converse with sometimes, you all are the reason why I blog
I just hope everyone has a good day today, I’ll be back on here alil later