Oprah: King Forced US to Wake Up, Change

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  • WASHINGTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says Martin Luther King Jr. forced the nation “to wake up, look at itself and eventually change.” She says the civil rights leader’s lessons inspire people all over the world.

    Speaking at the March on Washington ceremonies Wednesday, Winfrey said King recognized that Americans shared the same dreams and that their hopes weren’t different based on race. She says King was right when he said all Americans’ destinies are intertwined and would rise or fall based on how people treat their neighbors.

    Winfrey, a media mogul, says she asked her mother as a 9-year-old girl why her family wasn’t there for the march. Winfrey says it took her 50 years, but she finally arrived on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to mark the anniversary of King’s march.

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    4 thoughts on “Oprah: King Forced US to Wake Up, Change

    1. Breaking News: White Guy Gets $3.25M in Racial Discrimina​tion Case (Source)LawyersandSettlements.com Perhaps, he got justice- What about this article? Will anyone help them get Justice?
      http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/kkk-school-threat/81338

      KKK THREAT
      50 years MLK Day celebration: KKK Threat saddens my heart. They’re marching I’m still dealing with racism, unfair education system and violations of injustices. 50 years later, there is less of an” innocent until proven guilty system.” There is less interest in remedy injustices and equal rights. There is almost no interest in discovering the truth. People that can provide legal help, don’t have time unless you have the money. By the time a poor person can save the money, the statue time of limitations is up. This plan works out perfect for the persons and corporations in the wrong. However, it keeps the oppressed depressed for they have waited so long for nothing.
      Their justice fighting went from days to years without seeing JUSTICE come to light. The court will not hear the long kept evidence. So, while we cry for help, they flip the calendar of no justice.

      @RayarJohnson
      rjohnson4ob(at)gmail (dot) com

    2. I wonder how many black people believe this phony stuff ?
      With all the black’s being killed by each other and being beat,killed by these crooked racist police and locked up in these white owned,updated slave plantation prisons. What is this lady talking about ?
      Then they come out with jive butler flick to supposedly make black people like ” we does came a’s long’s way’s yesum they’s let’s be’s the butler in’s the white’s house pray’s thee lord’s yessum massa

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