adam j. sontag

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Martin Luther King Jr.

and so it begins

Yesterday I was skipping channels when I saw Martin Luther King Jr. actually saying his real speech. is was a recording

We are awash in the trite and true observation that “there was no YouTube in the [past],” but my genuine marvel at seeing an historical figure – a guy with a day named after him – alive and speaking on my very television speaks to the difference between then and now. Despite his relatively recent passing (compared to the long-since-departed Founding Fathers), Dr. King had simply been a name to me. It would take a chance encounter – or a trip to the library – for me to realise I could hear the speech I’d theretofore only heard about.