I'd meant to have these up prior to Martin Luther King Day (obviously). So many apologies, everyone!
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an amazing man -- and I'm proud to have been alive when he made his amazing "I Have a Dream" speech. Wishing all Americans a belated Martin Luther King Day greeting!
The youngest man to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. King was an advocate of nonviolence and equal rights for people of different races. (Yesterday I kept humming the song "Abraham, Martin and John," which was very popular when I was a teen.)
Regardless of the fact that these are late, in the United States Black History Month is coming up in February. And the message that Dr. King shared with the world is worthy of notice all year round -- and all around the world. (By the way, I'm also a great admirer of Dr. King's wife, Coretta Scott King. She was an advocate for world peace, adopted a vegan diet in 1995, was vocal in her opposition to capital punishment and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, was an advocate of women's rights, lesbian and gay rights and AIDS/HIV prevention. In fact, her out-spoken support of gay and lesbian rights and same-sex marriage even put her in conflict with members of her family.)
So grab 'em now -- or save them for next year! (smile)
These three, plus more under the cut!
Martin Luther King Day Icons
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I only wish we had more men like Dr. King speaking out about these things today. (And women like his wife Coretta!)