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America after King’s assassination

Robert Ellman has published a great feature concerning Clay Risen’s book, ‘A Nation On Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination’ which you may wish to check out:

http://intrepidliberaljournal.blogspot.com/2009/01/when-america-burned-after-king.html

The period of time between LBJ’s refusal to run for president in 1968, Dr. King’s assassination, and the signing by LBJ of the Civil Rights Act,  are more fully covered than usual by Mr. Risen, a former editor of The New Republic.

Riots broke out within hours after MLK’s death: the US Army occupied three major American cities, our National Guard patrolled a dozen others, and looting – one of the traditional yet ineffectual refuges of the disenfranchised – was rampant.

Plus, Clay Risen is founder of ‘Democracy: A Journal of Ideas’ which may be accessed here:

http://www.democracyjournal.org/

And you may wish to view an image of Dr. King’s natal chart with a few details which I published in Jan 2008 in honor of MLK Day which is upon us once again tomorrow, Monday, Jan 19:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2008/01/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-april-4-1968.html

Personally, I will be using MLK Day as a Prayer Day for America and for the American people who could use some extraordinary help  after the 8-year dredging we’ve gotten from the Bush-Cheney regime!

To paraphrase what Barack Obama keeps saying: he can’t do it all by his lonesome…now we all have ‘skin in the game’…and the color of that skin is emphatically Not the Point!

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