Today, it seemed rather disingenuous to maintain our regular posting schedule without honoring a major influence. Our work at Adios Barbie, and the principles around its creation in 1998, are based on the idea of loving non-violence–in both word and deed. It was the unique idea of love with a capitol “L” that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed would transform racial terrorism, segregation, abject poverty, among other oppressions. Never Forget!
Happy Birthday Dr. King! Thank you!
“Nina Simone, ‘Why? (The King of Love is Dead)’, 1968. This song was written and recorded just 3 days after Dr. King was assassinated. A remarkable and moving performance from (Nina Simone) one of the leading musicians of the Black Liberation Movement of the 1960s.” ~via Solidarity: A Socialist, Feminist, Anti-racist Organization