Monday, January 19, 2009
"I might not get there with ya'..
It would be my sin and shame, if I didn't acknowledge the day, the life, the profound legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as give honor to those unknown people behind the fame, who helped paved the way for his journey; heroes like Bayard Rustin, standing here in glasses behind Dr. King. Rustin was one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Because of Bayard Rustin's sexual orientation and despite King's support, NAACP chairman Roy Wilkins did not allow Rustin to receive any public recognition for his role in planning the march that propelled a bookish, Baptist preacher from Atlanta onto the world stage.