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    Downtown Flint, Michigan.
    Thursday, August 17, 2017.

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  • Andy Montgomery posted a photo:

    Four Little Girls and the 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama

    In the background looms 16th Street Baptist Church, a historic African American church in Birmingham, Alabama. The church because of its location downtown near West Park (now Kelly Ingram Park) was a rally point for the civil rights demonstrations in 1963.

    It became a target for the Ku Klux Klan, which regularly attacked African American homes and churches in Birmingham with terroristic activities, frequenly with dynamite bombing. In fact, the bombings were so common that a neighborhood a couple of dozen or so blocks from the church had the nickname of Dynamite Hill. And Birmingham itself acquired the nickname of Bombingham.

    This target was a highly symbolic target: in the same year as the bombing it had played an important role as protesters gathered there to hear the principles of non-violent protest preached while participants in the protests went through the process of 'self purification' ("We decided to undertake a process of self purification. We began a series of workshops on nonviolence, and we repeatedly asked ourselves: 'Are you able to accept blows without retaliating?' 'Are you able to endure the ordeal of jail?'" -- MLK, Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail).

    So, to the protesters, the church functioned as the moral center of the movement's integrity, and to the white supremicists, it was the belly of the beast that sent forth its army against their way of life.

    To add to the dispicable crime of bombing the church, the Klan decided to bomb it on a Sunday morning when it would be filled to capacity. Thus, on a September Sunday morning in 1963 the Klan detonated a dynamite bomb that not only wrecked destruction of church *property* but killed 4 young girls (members of the body of Christ himself, his true church) who had come to church and Sunday school that morning. The motive clearly was not simply destruction and terror, but murder.

    But such acts of terror and murder seldom achieve lasting significance in the way in which the terrorists intend. Just as the early martyrs of the church faced the wild beasts in the arena and by their spiritual combat at the expense of their physical bodies achieved an everlasting victory and an eternal witness to the truth... just as Christ himself triumphed over sin and death by his cruel execution on a Roman cross... so this awful, tragic, and sorrowful moment of murder and destruction has been transformed into a symbol not of hate and the lies of racial segregation, but of love and truth and triumph and the affirmation of the dignity and worth of all peoples, all individuals, created by one God, who sees the heart of people and their most secret thoughts and extends his mercy to the unworthy and tears down the dividing walls of hostilities betweeen people.

    Today, situated on the corner diagonally across front he church -- in the very shadow of their home church -- is a sculpture set (in the foreground of this picture) of the four girls in the symbolic posture of girls now set free from the travails of this life that they had to endure, standing as an eternal witness of their triumph of good over evil.

  • Jules Antonio posted a photo:

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

  • Susan Melkisethian posted a photo:

    Charlottesville VA 8/12/17

    Charlottesville VA, August 12, 2017. A tense atmosphere in Charlottesville as the Unite the Right came armed and ready to fight. We were with the march that was rammed by a car, killing and injuring protesters. We were far enough back that we didn't see it. Just heard sounds and rushed in confusion with the others off the street. We heard calls for Medics and figured out what had happened. On the way out of town we saw a car with front end damage pulled over by the Police and a man in handcuffs, it took a second but then we realized that must have been the killer.

  • tedeytan posted a photo:

    2017.08.03 #LowCarbSanDiego San Diego CA USA 7889

    Martin Luther King Promenade

  • National Park Service posted a photo:

    Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site

    Martin Luther King Jr grew up in a time of extreme segregation, but he did not let that stop him from being a dreamer. He had a dream that would resonate with his country, and he became a major leader of the civil rights movement. His story is told at the national park site that includes his childhood home and in the church where he moved hearts and changed minds.

    www.nps.gov/malu

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    i have a dream

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    Ebenezer Baptist Church

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    I Have a Dream

  • erikcoxphotography posted a photo:

    On this day, at this very spot.

  • nhighberg posted a photo:

    Memphis -- September 2016

    This is the line the bullet followed that killed MLK.

  • nhighberg posted a photo:

    Memphis -- September 2016

    National Civil Rights Museum / Lorraine Motel

  • nhighberg posted a photo:

    Memphis -- September 2016

    This is the line the bullet followed that killed MLK.

  • nhighberg posted a photo:

    Memphis -- September 2016

    National Civil Rights Museum / Lorraine Motel

  • nhighberg posted a photo:

    Memphis -- September 2016

    National Civil Rights Museum / Lorraine Motel

  • nhighberg posted a photo:

    Memphis -- September 2016

    National Civil Rights Museum / Lorraine Motel

  • PaPeR.cLiP posted a photo:

    A Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr

    I know this isn't a photo, but I also wanted to use Flickr as a platform to share some of my art.

    I've decided to start a new series of drawings. This series will include images of leaders, activists, pop cultural icons -- whoever -- around a theme of love, peace, and hope. Here is my first entry. I hope you enjoy it!

    I have been thinking a lot about this quote. I have a book of MLK's speeches that I read when I need to be reminded that the strife we are experiencing in the world presently has been experienced throughout time. I read when I need a reminder that peace, love, understanding, mindfulness, and compassion is paramount to the advancement of society. History has shown that things always get better -- no matter the setbacks, no matter how long it takes. We cannot lose hope for a kinder world.

  • tedeytan posted a photo:

    2017.08.03 #LowCarbSanDiego San Diego CA USA 7888

    Martin Luther King Promenade

  • dominicatorumstudiorum posted a photo:

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    Atlanta, Georgia, USA --- Martin Luther King Jr. listens at a meeting of the SCLC, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, at a restaurant in Atlanta. The SCLC is a civil rights organization formed by Martin Luther King after the success of the Montgomery bus boycott. --- Image by © Flip Schulke/CORBIS