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Remembering Martin Luther King on his Day. Remarkable man. 

This video is of King speaking in Montgomery, Alabama in March 1965. It reminds us of one of his great talents: his oration. Such poetry in his powerful words, such passion, and made all the more important because he was backed by a real struggle. Note how the lyrics of the Battle Hymn of the Republic takes on new meaning in the context of the civil rights struggle.

I just wish the U.S. would stop being wishy-washy and make MLK Day a real national holiday, instead of the half-baked "take off if you want" approach. At worst, it is now seen as a "black holiday" that black workers take off because of their particular identity, just like Jewish workers take off during the Jewish holidays. MLK was a universalist, and as such should be celebrated by all.

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