Friday, April 4, 2008

In Memory...

40th Anniversary Commemoration
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I Have a Dream" delivered August 28 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial,
Washington D.C.

Edited to add: A few of my Flickr photos were requested by a Canadian photo site...if you would like to see more photos from around the nation related to Dr. King's Day, please click here.

Dr King Memorial, Lorraine Motel
(Please click on the image above...Blogger is cutting off the right-hand portion of this photo)
Images from the Lorraine Motel/National Civil Rights Museum...

Memorial at the site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King...
Lorraine Memorial, view 2
The older, original Hotel building of the Lorraine...
Lorraine Hotel
Another view of the memorial site. The interior of the room has been left exactly as it was the day of the assassination.
Lorraine Motel Memorial
The Lorraine, Motel side...
Lorraine Motel
Lorraine Motel Sign
The gate (incorporating one of his famous quotes) that leads to the gift shop and building from which James Earl Ray committed the assassination.
Lorraine Motel Gate
"I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land."

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Mountaintop speech, April 3, 1968, Memphis


PAT said...

Thank you, Andrea. I remember it, as if it was just yesterday.


Lessie said...

Wow -- great stream of photos. I didn't know today was the anniversary of his death.

Anonymous said...

I remember all of these events and it seems just like yesterday. It is still a sad day in the life of American.

Very nice photos as usual.

I just got home from the hospital and have not been able to get around to visit. I Hope to get back to normal soon.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

babooshka said...

Excellent collage of photos of a great man,his words,the motel, who's life was ended brutally, far too soon.

A fitting tribute, and a supreb way to use thr daily photo to inform and emind people.

Lake Lady said...

Perfect selection for helping us all remember a fine man taken from us too soon. Thank you!

Sally said...

Really nice tribute.

Jim said...

Wonderful pictures, thanks for posting.

Kate said...

At the moment I'm listening to some memorial programs re. Dr. King's death. I'm very glad that you published this tribute to him. Many years ago I heard him speak on the St. Paul campus at the University of Minnesota and I was mesmerized. I was definitely hooked. It was a terrible time for our nation's history. Thank you for your photos.

Rambling Round said...

Nice series of photos. Looks like there is quite a lot to see here.

Dan said...

Thanks for this series on MLK. I have to admit that when I reflect on him and his pivotal role in our history tears come to my eyes. I was very young when he was active but vividly remember the heated discussion his work provoked in my home. I wish I could say my family was progressive and not racially prejudice but, growing up on the south side of Chicago in a blue collar family and neighborhood, we were just reflective of the prevailing culture and fears. It is ironic in a way in that my family were first generation european imigrants. You would think that having benefitted from the openness and opportunity of the US we would have been more tolerant. But, such is the nature of racially motivated fear and prejudice.

On a lighter note, I am researching how/whether to expand the width of your pictures. Also, I think you mentioned you would like to have a header on your blog with a photo background, like I have on mine, but you didn't have the PS skills or program (can't remember which). Well, if you send me an email at the address on my blog I would be happy to work with you to put something together.

USelaine said...

Breathtaking photographs! Thank you so much for posting them.

Joy said...

Sadly, MLKJ's dream has not yet come true. It may have progressed a bit, but discrimination and prejudice are still there.

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George Townboy said...

Thank you for this post!! Fantastic photos that evoke a lot of memories.