Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X meet one another
on March 26, 1964 , (x)

Video Poster's comments: Video footage of the historic meeting between Malcolm X
and Martin Luther King outside of the Senate Caucus Room, U. S. Senate, Washington. On March 26, 1964 Malcolm X met Martin Luther King, Jr. for the first and only time —
​and only long enough for photographs to be taken — ​in Washington, D.C. as both men
attended the Senate's debate on the Civil Rights bill.

King says of the encounter. “He (Malcolm X) is very articulate, but I totally disagree with many of his political and philosophical views — at least insofar as I understand where he now stands.” - (x)

I friend of mine were having a chat and she brought up that the US Government was found  guilty of the murder of Martin Luther King in 1999 and this year this info started to re-surface and multiple people were taking extensive efforts to make sure the information stayed hidden. I did some research and here’s what I found.

In 1999 (a year after the person convicted of the assassination, James Earl Ray, died) the United States government was taken to court by King’s family. With a very short trial, due to the overwhelming evidence against the government, they were found guilty. King’s family was awarded $100 and his widow was quoted saying this.

There is abundant evidence of a major high level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. And the civil court’s unanimous verdict has validated our belief. I wholeheartedly applaud the verdict of the jury and I feel that justice has been well served in their deliberations. This verdict is not only a great victory for my family, but also a great victory for America. It is a great victory for truth itself. It is important to know that this was a SWIFT verdict, delivered after about an hour of jury deliberation. The jury was clearly convinced by the extensive evidence that was presented during the trial that, in addition to Mr. Jowers, the conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband. The jury also affirmed overwhelming evidence that identified someone else, not James Earl Ray, as the shooter, and that Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame. I want to make it clear that my family has no interest in retribution. Instead, our sole concern has been that the full truth of the assassination has been revealed and adjudicated in a court of law. As we pursued this case, some wondered why we would spend the time and energy addressing such a painful part of the past. For both our family and the nation, the short answer is that we had to get involved because the system did not work. Those who are responsible for the assassination were not held to account for their involvement. This verdict, therefore, is a great victory for justice and truth. It has been a difficult and painful experience to revisit this tragedy, but we felt we had an obligation to do everything in our power to seek the truth. Not only for the peace of mind of our family but to also bring closure and healing to the nation. We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.

This is especially disappointing because with a quick google search of “who killed MLK” a short google-provided bio of James Earl Ray pops up

when there has been proof for 15 years now that US government indeed killed Dr. King. Yet, to this day, America waves his words and what he stood for as the symbol of our country (not to say his words shouldn’t be praised, just that the people who murdered him shouldn’t be using him to feed their ego).

You can read more about the trial here. And if anyone tries to disprove this news source, google “us government killed MLK” and you’ll have a plentiful of articles from 1999-2014 covering this topic more than I ever could in a tumblr post.

PLEASE SPREAD THIS AROUND. I was taught ever since elementary school what James Earl Ray was guilty of Martin Luther King’s death. As his wife stated, all they wanted to get out of this trial was recognition of what really happened, and the fact that all they got was $100 and a pat on the back sickens me. People need to know the truth.

I’m afraid that America may be losing what moral vision she may have had… And I’m afraid that even as we integrate, we are walking into a place that does not understand that this nation needs to be deeply concerned with the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Until we commit ourselves to ensuring that the underclass is given justice and opportunity, we will continue to perpetuate the anger and violence that tears at the soul of this nation.”

I fear, I am integrating my people into a burning house.

—  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

wweobsessed15 said:

Wasn't MLK's time through kindness. He choose not to use violence at all.

Non-violent does not mean his only action was “kindness.” Read his letter from Birmingham Jail. He was a passionate, and sometimes angry man who had a  lot to say about moderate white liberals who used tone arguments and told black people to calm down and be patient for their rights. He even argued that moderate whites were WORSE than blatant racists, because they cloak their bigotry in tone policing rhetoric. 

He organized marches, demonstrations, boycotts. He spoke strongly and passionately, and he was not above condemning racists and calling out racism around him loudly, and it landed him in jail. It ended up getting him shot. 

He may have been much more assimilist than Malcolm X was, but that doesn’t mean he operated solely through “being nice to white people.” 

MLK is not your polite little talking head, preaching about how you get equality through please and thank yous.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
—  Martin Luther King, Jr.
True peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice.

Martin Luther King, Jr in a 1955 response to an accusation that he was “disturbing the peace” by his activism during the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama

His words remind us that it was and still is, true justice, not simply “peace” which is the end goal of any civil rights movement —no matter how uncomfortable that may make so-called moderates, the privileged or members of the oppressor class

Hollow calls for “love & peace” without directly acknowledging and addressing structural racism, racial profiling and especially police brutality (a subject King specifically addressed in his most famous speech) are meaningless platitudes and offer comfort to only the oppressor, not the oppressed

#Peace Without Justice Is Oppression

"We are all Trayvon Martin" by Huong

We decided not to stay quiet and make sure that we would be the voice Trayvon Martin was not allowed to keep. That is why we created this work, to ensure that everyone knows of the horrors that are still evident in our society and to educate the public on the monstrosity of racism.” - Huong


The “March on Washington” Leaders Visit the White House

On this day in 1963, civil rights leaders speak to members of the press following a meeting with President John F. Kennedy regarding “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” that was held earlier that day.


Left to right: President of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), Reverend Eugene Carson Blake; unidentified (back to camera); President of the National Urban League, Whitney M. Young, Jr.; President of the Negro American Labor Council (NALC), A. Philip Randolph; unidentified man (in back); Executive Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Roy Wilkins (speaking at microphones); President of United Auto Workers (UAW), Walter P. Reuther; President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; President of the American Jewish Congress, Rabbi Joachim Prinz; several unidentified reporters. White House, Washington, D.C. 8/28/63.

President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson meet with organizers of “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” in the Oval Office. 8/28/63.

"1963: The Struggle for Civil Rights" from the JFK Library