Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day… These are two of my favorite quotes from King, and I think they are especially relevant following the recent earthquake in Haiti.

“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.”

-Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963

“I must confess, my friends, the road ahead will not always be smooth. There will be still rocky places of frustration and meandering points of bewilderment. There will be inevitable setbacks here and there. There will be those moments when the buoyancy of hope will be transformed into the fatigue of despair. Our dreams will sometimes be shattered and our ethereal hopes blasted. We may again with tear-drenched eyes have to stand before the bier of some courageous civil rights worker whose life will be snuffed out by the dastardly acts of bloodthirsty mobs. Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future. … When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

-Where Do We Go From Here? 1967 address to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

In his honor… click here to donate to relief efforts in Haiti.

One Comment Add yours

  1. mary corey says:

    Hi Rebecca I love you so much…….you and your love and wonder of the many beauties of the world. i don’t know if everyone can read these comments, and that is really why i am writing one (you receive plenty of private ones from me)…….what I am really trying to do is to let all your many friends know that today you were hit by a car and are now in the hospital waiting for surgery on your broken bones in your right leg. hope somebody who loves you and didn’t know will read this and be able to send you their prayers and love!

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