Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I didn't get the time yesterday to blog about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I wanted to do the post justice. But I'm taken by the significance of yesterday (MLK Day) and today (Obama's Inauguration). This picture says so much (and also leaves a lot unsaid). As a mother, I'm especially moved by the inclusion of Emmett Till and those Four Little Girls in this picture. I pray, hoping against all odds and all history that we are well on our way to equality and justice for all.
My favorite quote from Dr. King (and the one that's under my picture in my high school year book):
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.
I am working every day to be that kind of person, a person of character. And I'm working too to raise men who stand.