Linda Edmonds' Thoughts on the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., excerpt from scrapbook, April 4, 1968

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Linda Edmonds' Thoughts on the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., excerpt from scrapbook, April 4, 1968

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Permission to publish material from the Virginia Tech Black History Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

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LindaEdmonds_King

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Note in margin: Written shortly after hearing about death on date of death.

Tribute...
Thoughts When Dr. King Died

The way I feel today
... is lost
I feel a faint beat of hope,
but is there a way?
What will be the cost? A man dies another is born. The cycle goes on. Why take away something that we cannot replace? Take my body, hurt it, the pain ceases after awhile; though death is sometimes the final release. But don't tear down my heart, don't make me hate the sight of my fellow man. Don't take my dignity and trust in mankind. If you do we are both lost.

I need somebody to talk to, somebody that will not say you have to be strong now, I'm not. You can't help me can you? - You believe you know how I feel?

Citation

“Linda Edmonds' Thoughts on the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., excerpt from scrapbook, April 4, 1968,” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 8, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/BlackHistoryVTIssues/LindaEdmonds_King.