March 4th, 1968

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Everytime I am in Memphis and go to the Lorraine Motel I get emotional. Standing there where King was shot always takes me into the moment. All I feel is loss… loss of this leader, OUR leader, who was taken from us. King died at the young age of 39 leaving us wondering what other great accomplishments he would achieved in his life. He would never get the chance to grow old, instead he was killed while fighting for the rights of garbage workers.

Albany

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The movement in Albany was an important one, however it is not talked about much because Dr. King felt he had failed at accomplishing the goals. In the end, it was an opportunity for the people to straighten their backs in the face of southern terrorism, as well as a valuable teachable moment for King which he would soon apply to the Birmingham movement. If you get a chance, read up on the Albany civil rights movement, it too is important history we can learn from. Enjoy the pictures.

ATL – MLK’s Old Stomping Ground

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Understanding what shaped King is important when trying to glean from his legacy. Atlanta is where he grew up as well as where his body now rests.

The house in the picture is the house where to the King family resided, in “Sweet Auburn” a well-to-do black middle class community in Atlanta. And both Martin and Coretta have there final resting place there as well.

The Greensboro Four

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These are the four A & T college students who courageously walked into the Woolworth’s to try to attempt to integrate the counter. Little did they know that after six months of protests, the downtown businesses would actually be integrated. Furthermore, that their courage and movement would spread like wildfire.

Theological Mut

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I am a theological mut. My theology, ideology, and convictions are shaped by a plethora of christian streams and traditions. This usually leaves me finding myself associating with diverse theological communities, yet hardly ever feeling at home anywhere I go.

I meet monthly with some local Philly leaders, pastors, and proffessors. Many of them surprisingly have some odd theological combinations themselves. It’s nice to have a place of familiarity and comfort… even if only for 2 hours a month.

The Road to Emmaus by Drew Hart

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