Martin Luther King Jr Day

DRUM MAJOR FOR A DREAM 23
Now that he is safely dead 
Let us praise him 
Build monuments to his glory 
Sing hosannas to his name
Dead men make 
Such convenient heroes. 
They cannot rise
To challenge the images
We wouldfashion from their lives 
And besides,
It is easier to build monuments 
Than to make a better world. 
So, now that he is safely dead
We, with eased consciences 
Will teach our children 
That he was a great man … knowing 
That the cause for which he lived
Is still a cause
And the dream for which he died Is still a dream,
A dead man’s dream.
– CARL WENDELL HIMES JR.
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