Dr. King’s Legacy Bigger than a Local March and Defined by a Larger Message

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!”

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (Old-School Flava)

“One dream can change the world!” That caption comes from the new ‘Selma’ movie. Executive Produced by Oprah and others, it relives the moments surrounding the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama. However, Dr. King’s legacy is bigger than a local march and is defined by a larger message.

In one respect the march was a wake-up call to America regarding social conditions of the time. King and others wanted the ‘powers that be’ to see that all was not well with the soul of America. Maybe today’s wake-up call is to address some of the ongoing social, structural and self-starter issues that persist.

During the 60s movement, many events were demonstrations of solidarity. People from different walks of life would come together, sometimes holding hands and singing ‘we shall overcome.’ But a larger point was in how they’d link-up hearts and minds across friends and family. That was their ‘social media.’

They also had to deal with different motives and motivations of those on the frontlines as well as behind the scenes. Some would turn-up looking for confrontation while others were focused on mobilization. So the question each person had to answer then and what we must consider today is “Turn up for what?”

Mark Twain once said “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why!” Well, there are many other important days of our lives. So Dr. King would want us to truly wake-up to a larger sense of purpose, so that when we link-up it’s a matter of turning-up for good.

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Uppertunity’ – Get Lifted!”
With Higher Hopes, Bolder Dreams and Greater Teams (New-School Flava)

Change the world with one dream! That’s a snapshot of the ‘Selma’ movie theme. Executive Produced by Oprah and other high rollers. It relives the ’65 march among the Alabama crimson tiders. Well, Dr. King’s legacy bigger than a local march. Defined by a larger message and conviction like blue-jeans starch.

A wake-up call for America to say the least. Social conditions at the time weren’t always a feast. King and others wanted ‘powers that be’ to see. Some people were still fighting to be free. Not all was well with the American soul. So the ‘urgency of now’ became his goal. Searching for solutions to let the good times roll.

At times the 60s movement was a show of solidarity. Also a time for building civil rights clarity. People from different walks of life coming together. Walking hand-in-hand as sister and brother. Singing songs of hope to help them overcome. They’d link-up hearts and minds like a social-media spectrum.

With different motives and motivations along the way. On the frontlines or behind-the-scenes ‘plug and play.’ Some would turn-up looking for confrontation. Others there more focused on mobilization. So the question each had to ask then and even now. “Turn-up for what?” in order to endure anyhow.

“Two most important days” Mark Twain once said. “Day you are born and day you know why” before dead. Many other important days when all’s said and done. Even as you squeeze-in some R&R fun. King’s dream is that to a larger purpose we wake-up. So that for a greater good we’re linked and turn-up.

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Tip: When we wake-up to a larger sense of purpose we experience more important days of our lives.
Talkback: How has the Selma movie or other social issue caused you to see the bigger picture?
Groove-Track: John Legend: Let’s Get Lifted (‘Live’ on David Letterman) – http://youtu.be/MSpPpLDYZeQ

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by ‘Douette Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!”

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