Please use this space to share links, posts, photos, poems, words in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

For starters, check out these words and images posted by fellow She Writers:

 

Walking in Memphis - Remembering MLK, by Tayari Jones 

MLK...Thank You, by Amy Wise 

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Comment by Neasha Clarke on January 21, 2011 at 3:27am

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Dr. King, I salute you, I honor you, I thank you for standing up up when others sat down. I thank you for being a man of integrity, justice, love, courage, humility and Godly character. Because of you, today many of us are able to D....R....E....A....M again!

Comment by Neasha Clarke on January 21, 2011 at 3:20am

Keep Your Dream Alive!

Your dreams are not far-fetched, they may only make sense to you. The people around you may not understand or even agree with you, because it's not their vision- so it's not for them to see. Look at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Maya Angelou, Tyler Perry, and many others. What do they all have in common? They all had a dream, kept it close to their hearts, ran with it, and didn't allow anything or anyone deter them from going after it. So friend, keep on dreaming and one day your dream will come to pass. ~ Neasha Clarke

Comment by Nonqaba waka Msimang on January 21, 2011 at 12:10am

The introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu prompted me to buy this book: The Words and Inspiration of Martin Luther King Jr. from Wild Dog Press.  I liked the idea of a South African commenting on the American experience.  We tend to isolate history, this is mine, that is yours when it is essentially a human experience. I like the book's fee.  It is a hard cover with a spine i haven't seen in a long time.  

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Comment by Lisa Sachs on January 20, 2011 at 10:11am
I enjoyed reading your blog Allison. I was part of a committee in Evanston, Illinois that planned some events for our town. It brought back memories to me of participating in the Civil Rights Movement and I blogged about it on http://recipesforabetterworld.blogspot.com
Comment by Dera R Williams on January 18, 2011 at 10:36pm
Your blog title was catching Allison and the words were so appropriate. Great blog.
Comment by allyson lang on January 18, 2011 at 9:55pm
From a post I wrote yesterday, all the things I don't want to teach my children about Dr. King, http://northsidefour.blogspot.com/2011/01/new-history.html, and all the things I know that I should.
Comment by Lisa Sachs on January 18, 2011 at 4:05pm
Please take a look at all the good things we did in Evanston, Illinois on www.acommunityofone.org.
Comment by Deborah Siegel on January 18, 2011 at 11:19am
And Amy Wise, we (and She Writes) love YOU!!!!
Comment by Amy Wise on January 18, 2011 at 8:40am

This is my facebook post today:

So honored to find the dedication I wrote yesterday to MLK on a She Writes page dedicated to him. Can you see my smile? I love She Writes and all the awesome women writers from around the world! It's an amazing community that I'm so lucky to be a part of!

Comment by Dera R Williams on January 17, 2011 at 9:12pm

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