Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King's Diverse Legacy

Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. In celebration of his legacy I would like to share a video created, last year by people with disabilities, in honour of the many lives and many movements that have bee influenced by Dr. King:


The video has no dialogue, instead 'We Shall Overcome' is sung throughout:

We shall overcome, we shall overcome,
We shall overcome someday;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We shall overcome someday.

The Lord will see us through, The Lord will see us through,
The Lord will see us through someday;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We shall overcome someday.

We're on to victory, We're on to victory,
We're on to victory someday;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We're on to victory someday.

We'll walk hand in hand, we'll walk hand in hand,
We'll walk hand in hand someday;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We'll walk hand in hand someday.

We are not afraid, we are not afraid,
We are not afraid today;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We are not afraid today.

The truth shall make us free, the truth shall make us free,
The truth shall make us free someday;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
The truth shall make us free someday.

We shall live in peace, we shall live in peace,
We shall live in peace someday;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe,
We shall live in peace someday.

1 comment:

Belinda Burston said...

Happy Martin Luther King Day to the American members of the RAIMH family. I appreciated being reminded of his great legacy and it application to any oppressed group, as in the video. Love "We Shall Overcome," too! I don't love George Bush but it was good to see him signing the Disabilities Act on one of the images--everyone has some good points! :)