January 21, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I forgot to wish you a happy Martin Luther King, Jr. day in that last post--though "happy" doesn't seem like the right sentiment. Maybe "reflective" is better.

I found a link to a great article on this post at Mom is Teaching. She's provided a few other links as well but I especially liked this one because it tells the story of how our country came to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life in the first place. It never occurred to me that the legislation to create such a day was nearly voted down (by the Republicans--what a surprise). I guess the fact that it passed just goes to prove that Dr. King was right when he said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."

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