I come and stand at every door…

No unique occasion. On my sunset walk, this afternoon, I was remembering times past, those who are gone. I remembered opening for Dr. King some time back in the 1960’s when I was singing a lot, everywhere. It was a street corner rally in New Haven, Connecticut. We had a wooden platform up on a corner so folks could see and hear. And, as well as I recall, this was one of the last songs I sang before introducing MLK.

Learned it from Pete’s recording.

5 thoughts on “I come and stand at every door…

  1. p/s says:

    🔺 “Trump administration issues racist school curriculum report on MLK day” https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/18/politics/1776-commission-report-donald-trump/index.html
    🔺 “Historians responded with dismay and anger Monday after the White House’s “1776 Commission” released a report that it said would help Americans better understand the nation’s history by “restoring patriotic education.”
    “It’s a hack job. It’s not a work of history,” American Historical Association executive director James Grossman told The Washington Post. “It’s a work of contentious politics designed to stoke culture wars.”
    The commission was created in September with a confusing news conference featuring Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. The 45-page report is largely an attack on decades of historical scholarship, particularly when it comes to the nation’s 400-year-old legacy of slavery, and most of those listed as authors lack any credentials as historians. While claiming to present a nonpartisan history, it compares progressivism to fascism and claims the civil rights movement devolved into “preferential” identity politics “not unlike those advanced by [slavery defender John C.] Calhoun and his followers.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/01/19/1776-report-historians-trump/ [includes link to report]
    🔺 “Democrats Condemn ICE After Agency Shares MLK Day Message About ‘Justice and Equality'” https://www.newsweek.com/democrats-condemn-ice-after-agency-shares-mlk-day-message-about-justice-equality-1562452
    🔺 “We Honor Dr. King By Acknowledging the Actual Messenger, and What His Message Actually Was : Martin Luther King, Jr. was as much a revolutionary as he was a conciliator—as much a revolutionary as Samuel Adams, or Denmark Vesey, or Michael Collins, or Gandhi, or Nelson Mandela.” https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a35245974/martin-luther-king-jr-holiday-2021/

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