In Memory of Dr. King

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

One of my favorite outings in Atlanta was to the grave of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is buried (along with Coretta) next to his beloved Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Nearby there is a national park memorial that highlights Dr. King's work toward social justice and his focus on non-violent civil disobedience. This is by far one of the most interactive, interesting exhibits I've ever seen. My favorite feature was a life-sized replica of a civil rights march: Freedom Road. You are encouraged to walk amongst the statues, up a paved hill made to look like a city street, toward the sound of protest songs.

Yeah, I teared up.

"...when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!""

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