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A Dream in Birmingham

What’s there to write that hasn’t already been written about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? So to honor him on this day, I will share some quotes from his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.

“Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. Anyone who lives inside the US can never be martin-luther-king-180477_640.jpgconsidered an outsider anywhere in the country”

“All too many others have been more cautious than courageous and have remained silent behind the anesthetizing security of stained-glass windows”

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be… This is the inter-related structure of reality.”

I’ll advise you to read this letter especially since it’s still valid for what’s going on in today’s society.

As we celebrate the life of one of the key individuals of the past Civil Rights movement, remember there’s still more fighting we have to do. During this time of uncertainty and chaos, remember to love and support one another. Stand up for what’s right and speak up when you see wrong. Sending love, light and prayer to all.

RIP to Dr. Martin Luther King  ~ January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

 

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