Friday, January 17, 2020

A salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Can you believe it's about to be the 25th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday? This photo of Dr. King with a cup and saucer before him caught my eye when I was at the LBJ Library in Austin over the summer, and I'm glad I remembered it in time to post before the MLK holiday.

In this photo, President Johnson discusses civil rights strategy with Dr. King (left), James Farmer, and Whitney Young on January 18, 1964. If you're at all interested in our nation's civil rights history, as I am, I highly recommend a visit to the LBJ Library and also, not that far down the road from my house, The King Center in Atlanta.

I often wonder what else he could have accomplished if Dr. King had lived longer, but I'm grateful for his life and legacy and am so glad that we have an annual holiday in his honor.


  1. This is a lovely tribute. I enjoyed this post, Angela.

  2. Wonderful picture! It's hard to believe it's been 25 years.

  3. What a great picture! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. That is a very nice photo! Those do look more like tea cups than coffee cups, don't they??


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