To the Editor:
What we see today is failing the human race. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.â€™s visions were right on point; that is, his dream that all Godâ€™s children will one day live together as people, doing his will.
Many people today believe King was only a civil rights leader fighting for equality but King saw himself as a preacher doing Godâ€™s will. God is our answer to the nationâ€™s problems. Churches were always the African American guiding answer. King proved it by praying often wherever and whenever he did work. The spirit of God was in control as God let King face uncertain crowds. They stayed non-violent. Those who opposed him were aware he came in peace. Many of them, after praying, became total silently because Godâ€™s will was working his spirits.
Looking back 48 years ago on April 4, 1968, we all can say King was a modern-day Moses and Gandhi who led African Americans from bondage. God made it known that it was the churches and prayers that continued; he gave us King. King made it clear that we must stay the course and do Godâ€™s will, to get to the Promised Land. Those of us who celebrate Martin Luther King Day listen to Martin Luther King Jr.â€™s last eulogies of himself, join one anotherâ€™s hand and say â€˜free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are all free at last through God - still holding true today.
Alfred P. Mayo