Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that

The image, taken in 1965, shows the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leading a prayer after a group of protesters were arrested during a march to the Dallas County Alabama courthouse. Around 250 people were arrested during the demonstration, which was part of a push to get African Americans in Selma registered to vote.  (Time Magazine, Sept, 25, 2017)


  1. beautiful

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jf. … your essence, your leadership and values are so very much needed today!!

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  3. A picture is worth a thousand words, and MLK wielded them beautifully as well….

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  4. Thank you for this tribute, David.

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  5. One of my favourite quotes of all time, this one from MLK …

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  6. And what has changed since then? Precious little it seems.

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  7. yes

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  8. Reblogged this on Carrie's Bench and commented:

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  9. Hell yeah

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    • Thanks for sharing Carolann. So appropriate today. That’s an eye opening stat:

      We found that of the groups that used terrorism, less than 15 percent achieved their goals. On the other hand, more than half of the groups that chose the path of non-violence accomplished their goals.


  10. I never knew this, a most touching and very powerful image…. So all these people ‘just’ kneel down on the dirty roads to pray and hold each other up and together for a common cause?! That’s so wonderful.
    Terrorism never changed the world for better. Peaceful ‘revolution’, non-violent groups with a worthy goal can and do indeed change the world. A saying (don’t know who coined it and where I got it from) goes: Those who pray together, stay together….

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  11. Valerie Meluskey says:

    Everything about Martin was full of heart and grace–hearing his voice always moves me and and brings me to tears–something profound comes through from his heart to us…

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  12. Such an Honorable man…

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  13. Beautiful tribute David! I love when we think alike! Thanks for letting me know that you wrote about MLK as well! 🙂 I hope you have a lovely week ahead!

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