Thousands of people will march Monday in downtown Fresno in memory of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The streets will be filled with activists, students, politicians and other residents drawn to the 31st annual event by the goals for which King gave his life: racial and economic equality.
Given how technology and social media are changing the world, the sermon that King delivered at Detroit’s Second Baptist Church in 1954 remain apt:
“The great problem facing modern man is ... that the means by which we live have outdistanced the spiritual ends for which we live. So we find ourselves caught in a messed-up world. The problem is with man himself and man’s soul. We haven’t learned how to be just and honest and kind and true and loving. And that is the basis of our problem. The real problem is that through our scientific genius we’ve made of the world a neighborhood, but through our moral and spiritual genius, we’ve failed to make of it a brotherhood.”
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