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21 Jan

The layer of litter iced Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard; Remnants of the morning’s South Dallas festivities. It seems like every metropolitan city in America has a street with the civil rights leader’s namesake. Usually it’s housed in the roughest side of town smack dab in the middle of raging poverty and unemployment.  The irony. I thought about this when I stumbled across King’s old black and white mugshot. The defiance in his eyes offered a hint of challenge to the King I was introduced to many Februarys ago in elementary school, one armed only with a dream and a Bible and a big voice.

Celebrating another year of living his dream.

 

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