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Happy Dr. King's Birthday 2020! Doing anything special for the holiday?

 
 
Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 02:06 am
Hi. Happy Dr. King's Birthday! Are you doing anything special for the holiday?

I don't know specifically what people do to celebrate and/or observe the holiday. My family and I usually watch documentaries, specials and or films about Dr. King and his legacy and/or the Civil Rights movement in America.

I am not really doing anything special. As I mentioned in a few other recent threads I still have a lot of housework to do.

What about you? Are you doing anything special for the holiday?

I am curious. Please help. Thank you.holidays
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 03:24 am
@JGoldman10,
It's not a holiday over here.
cherrie
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 03:27 am
@izzythepush,
It's not a holiday here either.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 03:43 am
@izzythepush,
I apologise. I should have qualified "Americans" when I made the thread.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 03:44 am
@JGoldman10,
So far I've spent your holiday telling you it's not a holiday here.

I've also put a wash on.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 03:45 am
@izzythepush,
What did you think of Dr. King?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 03:50 am
@JGoldman10,
He was a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement and until recently I had nothing but good things to say about him.

His reputation, like that of Ghandi, has taken a bit of a knock since details about his attitude towards women came out.

Lots of fallen idols out there, Churchill is another one similarly full of contradictions. He beat Hitler but his treatment of India was appalling.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 11:16 am
@izzythepush,
Just came from the NY Bloodcenter. Donated whole blood.

At 2:00PM, will be seeing the Oscar nominated documentary, The Cave (2019).
Quote:
Amidst air strikes and bombings, a group of female doctors in Ghouta, Syria struggle with systemic sexism while trying to care for the injured using limited resources.


Ironically, I'm posting this from work (though my firm is closed and I'm just biding time between now and the time it takes to walk to the movie theater 30 blocks away).

Not sure either activity is a direct honor to Martin Luther King.
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hightor
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 12:21 pm
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Boy, it sure burns me to have a national holiday for Martin Luther King. I voted against this outrage time and time again as a Congressman. What an infamy that Ronald Reagan approved it! We can thank him for our annual Hate Whitey Day.

...Sen. Ron Paul
hightor
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 01:16 pm
@hightor,
Here, this is more in the spirit:
https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 01:31 pm
@hightor,
Mr. Paul is a racist. We have singer/entertainer James Brown to thank for making Dr. King's Birthday a holiday.
hightor
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jan, 2020 01:36 pm
@JGoldman10,
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Mr. Paul is a racist.

And an idiot.

James Brown? Is that right? I didn't know that.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jan, 2020 04:47 pm
@JGoldman10,
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We have singer/entertainer James Brown to thank for making Dr. King's Birthday a holiday.

Can you explain what you mean?
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