It was reported last night that scientists on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scientific Committee have confirmed that the famous minister and activist's corpse is still dreaming regularly at the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
"See, we have this special little device," said Thomas Baker, head of the committee, holding up a plastic tube with a wristwatch-like mechanism taped onto the end, "and when you wind up this knob on the extremity of the implement, you can hear whatever thoughts are coming from a human being, live or dead."
When asked about how the dreaming of MLK was discovered, Baker replied, "Well, I was walking home from work here at the center a few nights ago when I had this strong feeling in my stomach that somebody was dreaming around me. Naturally I ran back over to King's gravestone, took the Dream Detector out of my pocket that I had been working on earlier that day, and sure enough I could hear a voice.
"I instantly recognized it as Martin Luther's, I've heard it countless times before in speech recordings, so I knew it had to be none other than his deceased body six feet below me. I believe he said something like, 'Look at that nation rising up... it's living out the true meaning of it's creed... and there's my four little children living in a nation where they are not being judged by the color of their skin...'
"This nation has made great bounds in the acceptance and tolerance of its people, and of people across this world. We have reached on age when our children are taught not that they are members of a race or a nation, but that they are citizens of the world. Brothers and sisters, we have gone far in our quest of freedom and justice for all, but our odyssey is not complete. For each day, across the world, injustice is done, crimes against the innocent are committed and the freedom of the people is taken away. But look not at these acts as impossible hurtles to cross, but opportunities to show the world that in the face of darkness, we will overcome."
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