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Thu, Jun 10


MLK's 'The Drum Major Instinct' (1968 Sermon, delivered exactly two months before his death)

Exactly two months before his death, MLK delivered a sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church, in which he talked about the type of funeral he wanted. In this speech he described a phenomenon that he echoed as the basic impulse and drive for human life - The Drum Major Instinct. Join us tonight!

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MLK's 'The Drum Major Instinct' (1968 Sermon, delivered exactly two months before his death)

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Jun 10, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

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The Drum Major Instinct... Charles Ilogu, a.k.a Chosen One will double up with Ibi Davies to lead this conversation tonight (Thursday June 10th) at 7pm. Words on Marble: "And then we got down one day to the point - to talk about where they lived, and how much they were earning. And when those brothers told me what they were earning, I said, now 'You know what? You ought to be marching with us. You're just as poor as Negroes.' And I said, 'You are put in the position of supporting your opressor. Because through prejudice and blindness, you fail to see that the same forces that oppress Negroes in American society oppress poor white people. And all you are living on is the satisfaction of your skin being white, and the drum major instinct of thinking that you are somebody big because you are white. And you're so poor you can't send your children to school. You ought to be out here marching with every one of us every time we have a march." - MLK "If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don't want a long funeral... Tell them not to mention that I have a Nobel Peace Prize, that isn't important. Tell them not to mention that I have three or four hundred other awards, that's not important. Tell him not to mention where I went to school. I'd like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others..." - MLK Zoom ID: 846 8446 7973 Password: Book Date: Thursday June 10th, 2021 Time: 7pm PT/10pm ET

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