Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 15th Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. - Inez Nigro's favourite Poem: "As I Grew Older" by Langston Hughes.


January 15th Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. 


"They talk about the failure of Socialism but where is the success of Capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?..."

Martin Luther King Jr.






National Civil Rights Museum


Link:  http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/

In MemphisTennessee 


#KingDay2017 on Jan. 16, from 8am-6pm will feature entertainment throughout the day on the Founders Park main stage will feature a variety of performances including a Fitness Demo by Sherika Fitness, Stax Music Academy, Watoto de Afrika and Riverside Elementary School singers, Mighty Souls Brass Band, Will graves and Soul, Cordova High School and spoken word artists. See you there! 


Martin Luther King Jr.







Inez Nigro's favourite Poem: 


As I Grew Older by Langston Hughes


Photo: James Mercer Langston Hughes






As I Grew Older by Langston Hughes


It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun
My dream.
And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky
The wall.
Shadow.
I am black.
I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Above me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.
My hands! 
My dark hands! 
Break through the wall! 
Find my dream! 
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun! 



Photo: James Mercer Langston Hughes




Paul David Hewson "Bono" from U2 pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

U2  -  Pride (In The Name of Love)






One man come in the name of love
One man come and go
One man come he to justify
One man to overthrow

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

One man caught on a barbed wire fence
One man he resist
One man washed up on an empty beach
One man betrayed with a kiss

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

Early morning, April four
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love

In the name of love
What more in the name of love
In the name of love
What more in the name of love



U2 -  MLK (Martin Luther King Jr.)







Sleep
Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized
If the thundercloud
Passes rain
So let it rain
Rain down on him
Hmm-mmm-mm
So let it be
Hmm-mmm-mm
So let it be

Sleep
Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized
If the thundercloud
Passes rain
So let it rain
Let it rain
Rain on him
Rain on him


U2  MLK (Martin Luther King Jr.)






"They talk about the failure of Socialism but where is the success of Capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?..."


Martin Luther King Jr.



13 comments:

LOLA said...


AMAZING POST!!!!

THANKS TO INEZ NIGRO FOR HELPING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN USA.

THANKS TO INEZ FOR SAVING BLACK PEOPLE IN AFRICA.

THANKS FOR THIS POST, THANKS.

¡¡HAPPY WEDDING DAY TO INEZ!! :)

I'M GLAD THAT INEZ IS ALIVE AND HAPPY. INEZ'S HUSBAND SEEMS AMAZING.

KISS KISS TO INEZ :)

I'M LOLA, AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN FROM NEW YORK.

mike from Memphis said...


hi

inez nigro rocks!
my fav poet is Langston Hughes and my fav poem is "as i grew older".
i like this post very much.
i didn't know these U2's songs.
i know Inez loves Elvis Presley. you guys should post songs of Elvis to Inez. what do you think?

it was lovely meeting the famous Inez Nigro!
hugs

Anonymous said...



HAPPY MLK DAY!!!!!!!!! KISSES FROM TENNESSEE

Tammy from Malibu, California said...



Lovely post
amazing poem

hugs

Anonymous said...


as i grew older es tambien mi poema favorito de todos los tiempo! abrazo para Inés!

pancho

Scandal's fan said...


lol

Tony Goldwyn's favourite poem is also "as i grew older" lol

Michel from Vermont said...


"They talk about the failure of Socialism but where is the success of Capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?..."


Sad, but true....

Kisses to Inez Nigro.

Michel.

Anonymous said...



INEZ NIGRO IS A Elvis Presley'S FAN. she visited Elvis's grave.

Anonymous said...


amazing post! thanksssssssssssssss!

Adrian Polak said...


que buen post!
espectacular!!

un abrazo para Ine!

Anonymous said...


DIVNO EL POST EN HOMENAJE A KING.

DIVINO EL POEMA DE LANGSTON HUGHES, QUE ES EL FAVORITO DE LA INE!

BESOTES PARA LA INE.

MABY.

Anonymous said...


amazing deep poem, "as i grew older"

MATT said...


GREAT POEM.
VERY MOVING POEM.
REGARDS.

MATT