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H2O Man

(74,284 posts)
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 11:38 AM Apr 2018

Easter Uprising


“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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Easter Uprising (Original Post) H2O Man Apr 2018 OP
appropriate for this day bigtree Apr 2018 #1
Listening to her H2O Man Apr 2018 #2
no foolin'? bigtree Apr 2018 #3
She was so precious! babylonsister Apr 2018 #4
Thank you! H2O Man Apr 2018 #11
Indeed it would. She was inspiring! MaryMagdaline Apr 2018 #17
Happy Easter * Rise up lunasun Apr 2018 #5
Thank you! H2O Man Apr 2018 #12
💕💕 MaryMagdaline Apr 2018 #6
Thank you, Mary! H2O Man Apr 2018 #13
Beautiful & Inspiring Clarity2 Apr 2018 #7
Yes, I do, too. H2O Man Apr 2018 #15
Happy Easter H. Me. Apr 2018 #8
Thank you! H2O Man Apr 2018 #16
I thought this thread was going to be about the event 102 years ago. Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #9
Indeed, it is. H2O Man Apr 2018 #18
Thank You... spanone Apr 2018 #10
Thanks, spanone! H2O Man Apr 2018 #19
PEACE to you, H20 Man democrank Apr 2018 #14
Thank you, democrank! H2O Man Apr 2018 #20
That little girl coeur_de_lion Apr 2018 #21
Indeed, she is! H2O Man Apr 2018 #27
Happy Easter Uprising SallyHemmings Apr 2018 #22
And to you, Sally, H2O Man Apr 2018 #28
K&R! nt Mountain Mule Apr 2018 #23
Thank you, Mountain Mule! H2O Man Apr 2018 #29
Recommended panader0 Apr 2018 #24
Thanks! H2O Man Apr 2018 #30
Brings tears to my eyes everytime I see it. mountain grammy Apr 2018 #25
Right! H2O Man Apr 2018 #31
She did the exact same presentation at a ceremony commemorating MLK earlier this year oberliner Apr 2018 #26
Right. H2O Man Apr 2018 #33
Agreed oberliner Apr 2018 #35
Happy Easter, H2O Man! And to everybody here, too. calimary Apr 2018 #32
Thanks, calimary! H2O Man Apr 2018 #34
And a child will lead them. raven mad Apr 2018 #36
Thank you! H2O Man Apr 2018 #38
That's beautiful malaise Apr 2018 #37
Thanks! H2O Man Apr 2018 #39
love her Skittles Apr 2018 #40
I agree! H2O Man Apr 2018 #42
These children are showing us the way. Tatiana Apr 2018 #41
Exactly! H2O Man Apr 2018 #43

H2O Man

(74,284 posts)
11. Thank you!
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:43 PM
Apr 2018

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


(1,009 posts)
7. Beautiful & Inspiring
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:30 PM
Apr 2018

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.

H2O Man

(74,284 posts)
15. Yes, I do, too.
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:48 PM
Apr 2018

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.

H2O Man

(74,284 posts)
20. Thank you, democrank!
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 12:56 PM
Apr 2018

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.


(3,734 posts)
21. That little girl
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:01 PM
Apr 2018

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

Out of the mouths of babes . . .

Happy Easter Rising!

H2O Man

(74,284 posts)
27. Indeed, she is!
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 02:27 PM
Apr 2018

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

Happy Easter Rising to you!


(25,816 posts)
24. Recommended
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 01:11 PM
Apr 2018

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.

H2O Man

(74,284 posts)
30. Thanks!
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 02:31 PM
Apr 2018

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.

H2O Man

(74,284 posts)
31. Right!
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 02:32 PM
Apr 2018

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

H2O Man

(74,284 posts)
33. Right.
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 02:38 PM
Apr 2018

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.

raven mad

(4,940 posts)
36. And a child will lead them.
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 03:38 PM
Apr 2018

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

H2O Man

(74,284 posts)
38. Thank you!
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 07:03 PM
Apr 2018

Happy Easter to you.

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


(14,167 posts)
41. These children are showing us the way.
Sun Apr 1, 2018, 08:41 PM
Apr 2018

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

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