"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was "well timed" in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied."
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Hi there, It's WHY WRITE? Wednesday, and usually I share a video with my email and YouTube community, with hopes to inspire more writers, but today on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I wanted to urge you to read instead.
Read an important piece of writing from one of the most important leaders in our history. Read Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.
Dr. King wrote for freedom, for justice, to expose white moderate clergymen who deemed protests by black people and his own activism as "unwise and untimely."
When I read Dr. King's letter from a Birmingham jail, I literally get chills. It leaves me with a question for you. What is important enough to you that would cause you to commit an act so bold and radical that you would put pen to paper and demand that your voice is heard and your story is told?
Why write? ... for freedom.
Let me know your perspective on Dr. King's letter below
-Natasha T. Brown, 10 Blessings Inspiration Founder