01/16/2006: "Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!"
We've spent some time reading and talking with the children about the civil rights movement in the United States, and about this impressive leader of a peaceful progressive movement.
Times and Seasons posted his Letter from Birmingham Jail last year and it resonates even deeper with me than it did when I first read it in school.
I am impressed by my children and their love for all people. We are living his dream in part right now, as my children do not look at the color of skin as indicative of anything besides melanin concentration. It seems so strange to them to think of a time when people didn't feel that way, and while it's not a series of pretty lessons to learn, we need to teach them to be aware of it, to prevent it from happening again.
There are some of Martin Luther King Jr. quotes listed here
Flylady quotes his staircase one with her encouraging baby steps:
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."