Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Day

The Values of Black

Black being such a glorious color, it’s unfair to see it maligned in the season of light.  During those holiday weeks of celebrating “light,” all those little pinpricks stung me and made me think, in a Baudelairean way, about its … Continue reading

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MLK, Always Arriving

“And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you.”   Most of us can hear Martin Luther King’s thunder and cadence from his speech in Memphis the day before his death in 1968.  He knew – a voice was … Continue reading

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The Strange Way History Stares

History has a sly way of looking at us.  It inhabits another body – a work of art, ancient walls and cobblestones, even a person – and stares, hoping that we’ll notice.  It’s not that history is jealous of the … Continue reading

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