No school today. So we color, and we listen. We listen to what Dr King has taught us. We learn how far we‘ve come, and yet how far we still have to go!
“So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice?”
Hard to find the most meaningful words. All so eloquent and true.
Came across this image on FB this morning, via Unfundamentalist. So powerful!
I was given a set of the Penguin Moderns for Christmas so I‘m planning on reading one a week this year. I loved this first one, I found it quite inspirational. It fits nicely into my first prompt for #readingusa2019 - Alabama and also could fit 4 or 5 different prompts for @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ‘s #nonfiction2019.
As for the Martin Amis (part of the Penguin 60s set that I‘m also reading this year), well I *hated* that one! 😂
Day 16 Black history. I realize black history predates the Civil Rights Movement by several millennia. This was my first introduction to the struggles that people of color face in America. The discussion we had in class after reading it led me to understand that those same struggles exist in the present. I have since sought out non-fiction books by POCs to continue educating myself about these issues. I read this every year on MLK day. #riotgrams
I love that hoopla has this fabulous dramatized reading of MLK‘s Letter from Birmingham Jail available. I‘ve read it many times, and this year I listened to it while prepping my annual soul food dinner.
Dr. King called on us to serve others in our communities and fight for justice. It's a call that echoes today as much as it always has.
Many are honoring his legacy today by gathering in a Day of Service. To learn more about how you can serve your community, find more info here:
Was not Jesus an extremist for love: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” …So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice?
Thank you for your lessons and sacrifices, Dr. King. May we continue to learn from you and work for progress in your honor. 🌹✊🏾
This is one of a powerful set of images I found on Twitter that overlays MLK quotes with pictures from #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations. This photo was taken this year in Baton Rouge.