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Of course that was one of the most famous speeches in American history but 25 years since we started celebrating Dr.
Martin Luther King junior's legacy is America.
Living up to those words.
Martin Luther King junior's niece LV its citizens this morning good morning to brighten early -- Well good morning and thank you for.
Let me talk -- -- of course it seems you know time goes by so fast and and here we are again celebrating.
Your uncle on the stay in remembering him on this day what what do you think about.
Well on this day you remember the love.
That he talked about their loved that he -- -- of course in the 21 century.
And I'm with priests for life for pastoral associate I'm including in the least of these that he loves so much.
I'm talking about the little babies in the mature people Linda older people in the sick people and you know everybody's concerned about the economy.
And so I'm asking every -- to remember and love and.
Hope and his promise.
And well Clarence B Jones who was a friend and a speechwriter for MLK junior yesterday he was on FOX & Friends.
And he says that his dream the dream that your uncle talked about in that speech he said.
That it's becoming a nightmare the sentiments.
And that all of us think about -- has doctor king's dream.
Turn into a nightmare that's what I've been thinking about recently he would of course be very concerned about what I call the balkanization.
Indeed the demonization.
Of -- of American discourse.
Do you agree with that al-Qaeda.
Well my uncle always saw -- He always had faith.
So even in the darkest hours he would also look at those of us who -- -- Loving each other wanting to help each other there -- people all across the nation and the -- In the midst of the economic crisis in the violence and the shooting of our members of congress and the little girl who was shot and all of that he would say America wake up.
Come back some -- come back to life and so he would be very disappointed.
But he'd be right there in the middle encouraging people that there isn't more noble place and to find that place and that place is enough.
So wanna ask you about this because to Georgia school systems today and Kilmer and -- and county public schools there in northern Georgia they're actually going to be holding school today.
And not kind of observing the holiday in giving the kids the day off because -- had so many snow days.
How do you feel about that -- they actually maybe learn more about your uncle in school today or should that be not attending school.
How would like to think and I hope that some of the teachers and administrators.
Kids think you know a little bit of your broadcasting here -- You know if they're going to be at school.
There's a team with the king holiday and the king center.
A day on and not a day off and so if the children are at school this would be a great day for history.
Looking at the life and legacy of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
so you know I can maybe understand their dilemma.
But I really do pray that they remember my uncle today in a very special way.
Well -- at the superintendent Brian Dorsey said he defended the decision it's not our intention to try to remove holidays.
But unfortunately in these circumstances we have very limited options I should mention that they've only been to school to full in two half days since December 10.
Because of all be a terrible weather down in Georgia.
I'm -- McCain it's always great to get your perspective and now we're thinking about your uncle today as always thanks so much for joining us.
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