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Happy New Year!

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

I hope you are having a good start to the new year! It is snowing at the moment, in Altoona. Windy, snowy and snow wind. Our first major storm of the year. I hope you are safe and can limit travel. It’s so nice to see snow falling and be cozy inside. This is one of those things that doesn’t tire me out, at least right now, as I don’t have anywhere to go. It’s a good feeling.

It is also Martin Luther King Jr Day. A time to remember that great civil and human rights leader has done for our society. Sadly, when he had started to reach more towards human rights and human labor rights, especially, he was stopped. I often wonder what things he could have done if he had been able to continue with the Poor People’s Campaign and really lift people out of poverty by raising working standards and pay. It’s unfortunate but his ideas did not die, they are still alive and still very important, even more so, today. Every one is touched by injustices and pay injustices more than anything, in my opinion.

“All labor has dignity …it is a crime for people to live in this rich nation and receive starvation wages.”– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

From, Phil Lewis

This is a wonderful documentary about the Poor People’s Campaign and the effects of poverty on society. It also has one of my favorite ministers, Reverend Barber, speaking on Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

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