Would Martin Luther King Jr. Be Heard Today?

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    Martin Luther King Jr. March in San Francisco

     

    via:blackchristiannews

    As the nation celebrates what would have been Martin Luther King’s 83rd birthday, Sharon Shahid wonders whether his famed essay, Letter from Birmingham Jail, “would have made such a lasting impression or had as powerful an impact if today’s instant communication devices existed, and if someone smuggled a BlackBerry or a mobile phone into his cell. What would have happened if he texted the famous letter or used Twitter — in 140 characters or fewer?”

    “Instead of a legacy,” she suggests, “he most likely would have started a conversation.”

     

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