The Museum Of UnCut Funk continues to add bronze medals featuring Black Icons to our Gold, Silver and Bronze Coin, Medal and Medallion Collection. We hope you dig the latest installment from the US Mint.
We celebrate the 84th birthday and the official holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by presenting some of his famous speeches and interviews. While we remember the man, let’s also reflect upon his words. You can also read the text and hear King’s delivery of his famous “I Have A Dream” speech here.
As we continue with our celebration of the second term of President Barack Obama, we look back at some political comics done after the first election that suggested that Martin Luther King’s Dream had been fulfilled!
The Montgomery Story comic book was commissioned by the Fellowship of Reconciliation with the permission of Martin Luther King, Jr. The actual creators of the comic are unknown and the artist is said to be a blacklisted comic artist of the time. The purpose of the comic was to spread the message of nonviolence and to get the word out about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. You can read this comic below.
“If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
August 28, 1963
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I Have A Dream” Speech
March On Washington
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
“I Have A Dream”
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.