I have blogged before on Dr. King as a modern-day prophet and the involvement of many Jews in the Civil Rights struggle – the most famous of whom was Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel – a close friend of Dr. King. The speaker just before Dr. King was then-President of the American Jewish Congress, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, and another rabbi, Uri Miller, gave a prayer earlier in the program.
It’s important that fifty-years later we do not forget the power of Dr. King’s message, the purpose of the march, or the dream for which he strove. In a world where injustice in all its forms (including slavery) continues … we must be the ones to speak out. Each one of us has an obligation to continue the struggle for freedom and justice for all.
On this 50th anniversary I encourage you to take a moment out of your day and watch the full speech HERE. I also hope you will be moved to act. For there is still much to be done in the world around us.