Martin Luther King Day

Enjoy the day off, but don’t forget to further the man’s dream.

King said in an interview that this photograph was taken as he tried to explain to his daughter Yolanda why she could not go to Funtown, a whites-only amusement park in Atlanta. King claims to have been tongue-tied when speaking to her. “One of the most painful experiences I have ever faced was to see her tears when I told her Funtown was closed to colored children, for I realized the first dark cloud of inferiority had floated into her little mental sky.”

Also, this day wouldn’t be complete for me without watching this hilarious, but still touching commentary by Chris Rock. I couldn’t embed the video, so click the link on the left side that says “Martin Luther Kind Comment”

(picture and quote via Niesypedia)

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