Monday, April 07, 2008

He Went to the Mountain Top!

Hoss Allen - He Went to the Mountain Top

In the midst of the two series I ran last week, I failed to pause to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which was on Friday, April 4. To rectify this I turn to The Rogana Story once again to feature "He Went to the Mountain Top," a narration by Hoss Allen set to a gospel accompaniment. Allen's closing strikes me as particularly powerful today, after a weekend of news stories and documentaries celebrating King's legacy, because the message he gives still remains true. "His death may hinder or help [the civil rights] cause, perhaps both," the Hossman states. "But all of us owe him the honor of not letting ourselves distort, becloud or belittle the cause he brought to such noble purity of expression." Amen.

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