“Sooner or later all the people of the world
will have to discover a way to live together in peace.”
Martin Luther King
Fifty-one years ago today the Nobel Peace Prize was presented to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway. While the United States has made a great deal of progress when it comes to human rights, we still have a long way to go before we can “live together in peace” as Dr. King proposed.
His acceptance speech December 10, 1964 talks of a time when poverty and prejudice were common for the black man. His speech is a Déjà vu of what the world is today.
A world today more vicious and radical than we knew fifty-one years ago. Why have we not learned from our mistakes? Why must we all hate and alienate people because of their race and religion? When will all the people of the world discover a way to live together in peace?