The above picture taken November 4, 1960 in New Orleans Louisiana when Ruby Bridges was the first black student to attend a white grade school. I’m old enough now to remember those days which must seem to anyone younger than 60 like something out of ancient history. Last Monday on MLK’s birthday PBS played 9 hours of his speeches. He was truly a spellbinding speaker. I thought that even if you had no interest in either that time or Dr. King just hearing him speak would give you a sad comparison to public speakers today of any stripe.

There are alot of recorded speeches of Martin Luther King on the internet but here is one that is magnificent. It is remembered as the Sweet Sweeper’s Speech.