MLK's 1964 Prediction: Black President within 25 years
A RARE MLK VIDEO has surfaced revealing Rev. King's 1964 prediction that America would have an African American president in less than 25 years. Rev. King made this prediction during an interview with BBC's Bob McKenzie. Although it took about two decades longer than Rev. King predicted for that event to occur, January 2009 brought the fulfillment of his prophetic vision.
Knowing Rev. King made that bold forecast and came fairly close to getting the timeframe right (only five elections off) makes me believe that his "Mountaintop" speech was not merely a metaphorical oratory designed to keep his supporters motivated amidst the harsh reality of the unbridled hatred they faced during their historic struggle for freedom and equality. Rev. King's "I've Been to the Mountaintop" address was actual prophesy. View the interview recently unearthed by BBC World News America at this link:
DR. KING'S PREDICTION
Rev. King made his startling prediction during a time when he and thousands of freedom fighters were engaged in a justice quest for non-violent social change in America. They demanded equal rights for African Americans during an era when that concept was considered outrageous and obscene by many white Americans and too ambitious by many blacks. But Rev. King was an optimist. Even while picking himself up from hot Southern pavement, dripping wet after being knocked down by the powerful force of water spewing from fire hoses held by angry policemen, and even while helping a fellow marcher escape the jowls of a vicious German Shepherd, Rev. King was able to envision an America where a black man would take the oath of office for the presidency of the United States.
People of other races were active participants in African Americans' quest for civil rights during the King Movement, and some gave their lives for the cause of freedom and justice for all. The success of the civil rights movement involved people from different races and socio-economic classes working together to realize their ideal of bringing America closer to actually being what she said on paper. Likewise, the joint effort of people from different races and backgrounds finally made Dr. King's 1964 prediction a reality in 2009.
Can't we all just get along? YES WE CAN and YES WE DID!
Feature Story from civilrights.org
by Marc Morial
January 5, 2004
In other words, they understood, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said so powerfully in the "I Have A Dream Speech," that "their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom."
Other than Jesus and my mother, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ms. Dorothea L. Dix are my favorite heroes. During the course of my family's justice quest regarding the wrongful death of Larry Neal and The Cochran Firm fraud, I have acquired other heroes, but MLK and Dix remain my favorites. See why I find them so admirable at the link below:
HAPPY HEROES DAY - APRIL 4th
Rev. King's optimism was based on his strong belief that good conquers evil. His confidence in that regard helps me believe in the eventual actualization of ultimate justice for my family. Facing tremendous odds, Rev. King had strong faith. Because Rev. King believed, he persevered, and we all inherited a more sane world.
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
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