President Barack Obama used Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible in his swearing-in ceremony at his second inauguration. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at an interfaith rally at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on June 30, 1964. (Photograph by George Conklin)
First: I am sorry for the delays in getting this post on the blog. There were unavoidable problems, it seems. For these reasons, this post will not close at the usual time (Sunday at 10 pm), but will stay open until Tuesday night at 10 pm
Class last Wednesday ended early, but covered a LOT of territory. Another surprising thing is that I showed only two slides. Both of them are here on this post. For purposes of this post, I am going to assume that you took some excellent notes. The class began of course, with music that had a specific theme. We discussed in the AM and PM classes, the reason those pieces of music were played before class actually started. Next there was extended conversation about the title, In the Beginning, and it’s origins. Following this, we examined in minute detail the photograph of President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s hands. This led to further discussion. Next we reconsidered the song “Glory,” and the meaning of one line in particular. Only after this did you look at, and comment on the photograph of King lit by a spotlight. This also led to a detailed conversation, which in turn led to our viewing Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s last speech.
The above narration, is only an outline of the class content on Wednesday. Missing from the above, are the topics, including specific words and phrases, and a lot of history about Western culture. Your job in this post is to blog about (write about), those words, phrases, and history and all of the meanings we discussed in relation to them. Please LIMIT your comments to 225 words. To receive any credit for your comment here, you must first find out the word count using Microsoft Word or another kind of word processing software. (NOTE: you can access Word from free, from WMU. If you need help, go to a computer lab, or contact the university Help desk. This is your responsibility.
So: when you post your comment, do as follows: First comes your first and last name. Then AM or PM. Then the word count, which will be a number that is at most 225, of course! We look forward to reading your responses. One last thing: BE CERTAIN that you use a dictionary or run a spell check BEFORE you post your comment. AND: beware that spell check can cause problems. If you misspell the work “definitely,” it might correct it to, for example, “defiantly.” That would create a problem that is as bad as misspelling the word “definitely.” Good Luck. I know you can do an excellent job as long as you are patient and take your time.
Prof. Paul Solomon
NOTE: Due to the late post of this blog, this will remain open until Tuesday, January 30 at 11:59pm.