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truth from the Birmingham Jail – #1linerWeds

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This helps me understand a little better. Thanks to Laura for sharing this powerful message from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We still have plenty of healing work to do here in the US.

Riddle from the Middle

“We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and God given rights…Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, “Wait.” But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate filled policemen curse, kick and even kill your black brothers and sisters; when you see the vast majority of your twenty million Negro brothers smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society; when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six year old daughter why she can’t go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is…

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

6 thoughts on “truth from the Birmingham Jail – #1linerWeds

  1. Thank you for sharing this famous letter. It gives a vivid picture of racism during that period. It doesn’t even mention burning crosses fire hoses, and lynchings. Too bad some people still espouse racism and violence!

  2. Thank you for sharing!!.. hopefully with today’s technology old fears and superstitions will disappear and knowledge and understanding will reign and this world will be a better place… “When we begin to build walls of prejudice, hatred, pride, and self-indulgence around ourselves, we are more surely imprisoned than any prisoner behind concrete walls and iron bars.” (Mother Angelica)… 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    And may all the wishes you wish come true
    (Irish Saying)

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