“Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.” – Letter From A Birmingham Jail, 1963


3 Responses to “MLK”

  1. Wonderful quote from the man. You might also find this post by Ms. Lady D equally thought-provoking on MLK. Thanks, christian.

  2. just the other day the boy got to watching ‘elizabethtown’ on cable one rainy afternoon (a movie i don’t despise nearly as much as everyone else seems to, but anyway), and he was particularly fascinated by the perfectly preserved lorraine hotel room in memphis featured near the end, which lead to a nice conversation about MRK: who he was and what he accomplished in his short life; how his very own grandma marched in washington for civil rights not so long before i was born – and ended up (briefly) in jail a couple times herself as a result of peaceful protest during her life; how sometimes standing up against injustice and striving to lead others in the fight for what is right can come at a high or even the ultimate cost, but it is these people who display tremendous courage and fortitude in the face of overwhelming adversity who succeed as catalysts for positive change, one person making a difference to humanity… so thank you MRK for being a beacon of light and hope and striving for something better within all of us (and thank you also to cameron crowe for providing us with a little spark to light the learnin’ fire on a rainy day, i appreciate all the help i can, whatever the source)

    • that would be “MLK'” in the above of course, just tired, not sure what acronym my dyslexic brain was thinking of there with MRK but no disrespect intended with my doofusness

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