This evening at the dinner table Marsha asked our son, Mike when they–she and he–were going to go see the movie, “Selma”. Most of our friends aren’t aware of it, but Marsha marched with Dr. King in the 60’s, traveling with him several times to Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery, as well as marching with him in Atlanta. So she has a special interest in the movie, and Mike wants to see it with her.
Marsha mentioned that she had been arrested multiple times on marches, but they couldn’t hold her. “Why?” I asked. She replied, “Because I was under age!” The follow up question was “Were you scared?” “No,” she replied, “because I was with Dr. King.”
The link below highlights twelve quotes (actually 13–there’s a bonus quote) of Dr. King the preacher. They reflect the type of a man worth following. Quite a difference from the rhetoric being spoken by today’s so-called civil rights leaders who seem more interested in perpetuating racial strife than resolving it.
Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/1yvUFS6
When we go to the movie we’ll be watching the actual footage from MLK marches they use to see if we can spot a skinny young redheaded girl in the crowd.