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Sun Apr 1, 2018, 10:38 AM

Easter Uprising

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=yolanda+king&view=detail&mid=56A0DF9C62C097B91DF656A0DF9C62C097B91DF6&FORM=VIRE


“And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.”
Isaiah 3:4


It wasn't until 24 hours before the March that Yolanda King – the 9-year old granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. – learned that she would be a guest speaker in front of hundreds of thousands of people. That's very little time to prepare for such a presentation. Yet this little angel put together a remarkable tribute to both her Grandfather, and today's movement. How, I wondered, did Yolanda accomplish this?

Then, I saw an amazing interview, in which she explained. The night before finding out that she would be speaking, she had a dream. She was in a museum, looking at a statue of her Grandfather. Suddenly, the statue came to life. Immediately, there were reporters surrounding Dr. King, hoping to interview him. But Dr. King only sought to speak to his granddaughter. He told her that he would always be with her, and with that, the dream was completed.

Thus, 9-year old Yolanda – though admittedly nervous as she came out on stage – quickly became comfortable in delivering her “I Have a Dream” speech.

To the entire DU community, I wish you a happy Easter Uprising!

Peace on Earth,
H2O Man

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Reply Easter Uprising (Original post)
H2O Man Apr 2018 OP
bigtree Apr 2018 #1
H2O Man Apr 2018 #2
bigtree Apr 2018 #3
babylonsister Apr 2018 #4
H2O Man Apr 2018 #11
MaryMagdaline Apr 2018 #17
lunasun Apr 2018 #5
H2O Man Apr 2018 #12
MaryMagdaline Apr 2018 #6
H2O Man Apr 2018 #13
Clarity2 Apr 2018 #7
H2O Man Apr 2018 #15
Me. Apr 2018 #8
H2O Man Apr 2018 #16
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #9
H2O Man Apr 2018 #18
spanone Apr 2018 #10
H2O Man Apr 2018 #19
democrank Apr 2018 #14
H2O Man Apr 2018 #20
coeur_de_lion Apr 2018 #21
H2O Man Apr 2018 #27
SallyHemmings Apr 2018 #22
H2O Man Apr 2018 #28
Mountain Mule Apr 2018 #23
H2O Man Apr 2018 #29
panader0 Apr 2018 #24
H2O Man Apr 2018 #30
mountain grammy Apr 2018 #25
H2O Man Apr 2018 #31
oberliner Apr 2018 #26
H2O Man Apr 2018 #33
oberliner Apr 2018 #35
calimary Apr 2018 #32
H2O Man Apr 2018 #34
raven mad Apr 2018 #36
H2O Man Apr 2018 #38
malaise Apr 2018 #37
H2O Man Apr 2018 #39
Skittles Apr 2018 #40
H2O Man Apr 2018 #42
Tatiana Apr 2018 #41
H2O Man Apr 2018 #43

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 10:42 AM

1. appropriate for this day

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Response to bigtree (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 10:43 AM

2. Listening to her

tell about that dream sent chills down my spine.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 10:51 AM

3. no foolin'?

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:00 AM

4. She was so precious!

Thanks for the link, and Happy Easter Uprising to you!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:43 AM

11. Thank you!

I will venture that the world would be a better place if people listened to her, rather than the Laura Ingraham/ John Bolton-types.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:49 AM

17. Indeed it would. She was inspiring!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:10 AM

5. Happy Easter * Rise up

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Response to lunasun (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:43 AM

12. Thank you!

Spring forward.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:15 AM

6. 💕💕

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:44 AM

13. Thank you, Mary!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:30 AM

7. Beautiful & Inspiring

I feel comforted knowing that she and some of those children are our future leaders. I am absolutely awe stricken at these kids who are light years ahead in poise, intelligence & maturity than the adults who have attacked them.

Happy Easter.

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Response to Clarity2 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:48 AM

15. Yes, I do, too.

As bad as things have gotten in the past 50 years (with many good things in that same time, of course), it gives me a sense of confidence that we will not only "survive" Trump et al, but actually come through stronger and better.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:31 AM

8. Happy Easter H.

to you and your family

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Response to Me. (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:49 AM

16. Thank you!

And a Happy Easter to you and yours!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:34 AM

9. I thought this thread was going to be about the event 102 years ago.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:50 AM

18. Indeed, it is.

As an Irishman related to some of the 1916 participants, I felt the duty to update it!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:34 AM

10. Thank You...


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Response to spanone (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:54 AM

19. Thanks, spanone!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:44 AM

14. PEACE to you, H20 Man

Thank you for posting this.

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Response to democrank (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:56 AM

20. Thank you, democrank!

I thought that today would be the appropriate time for the OP. Listening to her balances out remembering the horror of 50 years ago on Wednesday.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:01 PM

21. That little girl

was so amazing. I've watched the video several times.

Out of the mouths of babes . . .

Happy Easter Rising!

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #21)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:27 PM

27. Indeed, she is!

I wish that everyone saw the value, and understood the wisdom, of nine-year old girls and boys.

Happy Easter Rising to you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:03 PM

22. Happy Easter Uprising

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Response to SallyHemmings (Reply #22)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:28 PM

28. And to you, Sally,

and your Family and Friends!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:07 PM

23. K&R! nt

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Response to Mountain Mule (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:29 PM

29. Thank you, Mountain Mule!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:11 PM

24. Recommended

Sometimes I allow myself to wonder what the world would be like if we
hadn't lost MLK and the Kennedys. And many more taken from us too soon.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:31 PM

30. Thanks!

I do, too. It seems to be part of the aging process, in my case, I suppose. I remember those times, those people. And I still feel everything.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:23 PM

25. Brings tears to my eyes everytime I see it.

Thank you.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #25)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:32 PM

31. Right!

I find myself getting choked up .....though there is a grin showing through the many wrinkles on my old face.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:13 PM

26. She did the exact same presentation at a ceremony commemorating MLK earlier this year

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:38 PM

33. Right.

That particular section is the same as her most recent presentation. Likewise, other parts were much the same as she communicated in her first face-to-face meeting with President Obama.

I'd note that her grandfather frequently used sections of past speeches in his (then-current) deliveries. Those who study his speeches and writings are, of course, fully aware of that. Even the majority of his famous last speech -- given 50 years ago this Tuesday -- was given weeks before. The context of that last speech made it far more important, historically, even though sections of the words were identical.

As you note, this is as common as it is important.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #33)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:41 PM

35. Agreed

 

She was great!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:34 PM

32. Happy Easter, H2O Man! And to everybody here, too.

Let’s ALL rise up.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 02:38 PM

36. And a child will lead them.

Happy Easter H20 Man! Lets go hop down the bunny trail. (Yolanda is yet another magic child.)
🐇🐇🐇
💝🐰🐰🐰🐱🐦🐱🐇🐇🐇

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Response to raven mad (Reply #36)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 06:03 PM

38. Thank you!

Happy Easter to you.

I wish our nation listened closer to the message of children and teens.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 02:41 PM

37. That's beautiful

Happy Easter Uprising to you WaterMan

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Response to malaise (Reply #37)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 06:04 PM

39. Thanks!

Happy Easter Uprising to you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 06:28 PM

40. love her

she was outstanding; her grandfather would be so proud

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Response to Skittles (Reply #40)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 08:44 PM

42. I agree!

She is amazing.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 07:41 PM

41. These children are showing us the way.

Hopefully we adults will be smart enough to follow their lead.

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Response to Tatiana (Reply #41)

Sun Apr 1, 2018, 08:45 PM

43. Exactly!

Very well said.

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