THE WEEKLY UPDATE
MARTIN LUTHER KING, THURGOOD MARSHALL AND ROSA PARKS ARE AMONG THE WELL KNOWN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS
Who’s That? Think of the Civil RIghts Movement; recap the leaders... Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, all well known and largely celebrated. Days have been created in their honor, but what if I said there was someone you’ve never heard of who’s made just as large
of a contribution.The March on Washington, Montgomery Bus Boycott and even Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, what if I told you that there was a leader hidden by the big names of other leaders who made just as big a contribution as any
one else. If I told that there was a man who was part of it all you’d say I was crazy, but I’d say the name David Logan. Who was this courageous man, why who better to tell you than the man himself.
Interviewer: Call him courageous, call him a hero what do you call yourself? David Logan: A father. A man on a mission. A man with a dream. My hope is to make a living enviorment for my family that is better than the living enviorment I lived in.
MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT I: IT IS SAID THAT YOU WERE A KEY CONTRIBUTOR TO THE MAIN IDEA OF THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT? DL: YES I PROPOSED A BOYCOTT BECAUSE AFTER A TRIP TO CHICAGO I REALIZED THAT PEACE WAS THE WAY TO GO. I: DID YOU KNOW ROSA PARKS?
I: Is it true that you initial inspiration was when your youngest son, Clayton, was abused and eventually kidnapped? DL:Yes. That was the day I decided that I could not go on letting my children grow up in a world that looked at them like they were some kind of monster. I: There have been reports, even from King himself, that you were in a cell with him in Birmingham and assisted him in writing his letter as well as parts of the “I have a Dream” speech?
DL: ACTUALLY A NOT VERY WELL KNOW FACT I HAD FIRST STOOD UP TO THE BUS SYSTEM ABOUT A WEEK EARLIER AND WAS SENT TO JAIL AND ACTUALLY I PROPOSED THE BOYCOTT BUT, I MET HER AT THE TAIL END OF MY TERM AND WE COLLABORATED ON THE PROJECT.
MARCH ON WASHINGTON I: SO YOU SAID EARLIER YOU DID TAKE PART IN THE WRITING OF MARTIN LUTHER KINGS “I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH”. WHAT? DL: WELL I DID NO WRITE, MY WRITING IS NOT NEARLY AS GOOD AS THAT OF DR. KING, HOWEVER THE I HAVE A DREAM PART ABOUT HIS CHILDREN WAS HIS OFF SPIN OF WHAT I HAD TOLD HIM I DREAMED FOR MY CHILDREN. I: DID YOU TAKE PART IN THE MARCH?
DL:Yes, Martin was the most inspirational man I had and will ever meet. At the time I had failed horribly in my past rallies and was thinking of giving up. His words sprang the life back into me and gave me the courage I needed to carry on. I spilled my heart into those speeches.
DL: YES. I ACTUALLY LED A MARCH AND WAS ON THE PODIUM WITH DR. KING, IF YOU LOOK AT ONE OF THE PHOTOS YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE ME.
I: Do you mind not getting the credit for your many achievements?
I: WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO BE WITH DR. KING AS HE WAS WRITING HIS LETTER?
DL: Not at all. I take pride that my family is growing up in this wonderful world. Thats all the credit I need.
DL: IT WAS AMAZING. ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL WEEKS OF MY LIFE. HIS LETTER INSPIRED ME TO KEEP GOING. THAT LETTER WAS, IN A WAY, A SUMMARY OF WHAT HE TAUGHT ME. TO BELIEVE IN RELIGION AND IN THE GOOD OF PEOPLE AND OVERALL TO JUST TRY AS HARD AS I CAN AND, THOUGH IT MAY BE CLICHED, HE TAUGHT ME THAT NO MATTER HOW OLD YOU ARE OR WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE A DREAM.
MARTIN LUTHER KING’S LETTER FROM A B IR M I N GHA M JA I L
DAVID LOGAN A MAN, A FATHER AND A HERO: I: So what was it like to take part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
never to give up. His lessons can be summarized in his letter from
DL: Amazing, it was just a group of people coming together non violently and striving towards the same goal. I enjoyed it so much I continued to preach the goods
the Birmingham Jail. Peace. Religion. Togetherness, and doing all thats in your power to get what you deserve.
of peaceful protest.
back round to the left is photographic proof of his Yep, thats me! involvement in the civil rights movement. There too!
I: What was it like to be with Martin Luther King Jr.? DL: Empowering. Incredible. One of, if not the most inspirational
OH,THERE HE IS !
I: Though he was always in the
THE MARC H ON WASHINGTON
times of my life. He taught me
And whats most important, his family.
With Martin Luther King.
MO NTG O MERY B US BOYCOTT
AT THE BIRMINGHAM JAIL
SU CCES S!
Published on Apr 3, 2011