Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Ruthie Ridley Blog: Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ruthie Ridley Blog: Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
ruthie ridley blog: Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.
ruthie ridley blog: Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.
ruthie ridley blog: Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.
ruthie ridley blog: Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.
Ruthie Ridley Blog: Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Happy Birthday Dr. King.  I don’t think thanks for all you did on our behalf is enough.  Today I just wanted to take a moment and reflect on the words that you said that came from a place I will never fully understand or be able to comprehend.  All I know is that because of what you did- and what you gave, I can live in a measure freedom that I don’t take for granted. I can be married to a white man and have mixed children without going to jail or experiencing the outright hatred and disgust and consequences of my choices in a blatant way on a daily basis. These feelings do still exist in people today, but because of your sacrifice the acceptance of this type of behavior is more and more frowned upon and foreign. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Favorite Quotes By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” 

“Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” 

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

“We’ve learned to fly the air like birds. We’ve learned to swim the seas like fish. And yet we haven’t learned to walk the earth like brothers and sisters.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”

“So it means that we must rise up and protest courageously wherever we find segregation. Yes, we must do it nonviolently. We cannot afford to use violence in the struggle.” 

“Freedom must ring from every mountainside. And yes, let it ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. Let it ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let it ring from the mighty Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Let it ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.” 
 
“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right if the head is totally wrong.” 

“If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving.”  

“If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love.” 

All Photos By Etched In Time Photography

  • Comments ( 16 )

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    Paula @ I’m Busy Being Awesome

    Beautiful MLK quotes and the dress is stunning

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    Mimi

    I love that dress and this quote “Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” is one of my favorite

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    Amberlynn

    I love this post and the thought behind it. I love your dress, and this was something wonderful to read on a day honoring a very wonderful man.

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    Candace

    Martin Luther King Jr. is definitely a huge inspiration in my life. His speeches were out of this world. Created a change in all of us. Everyday is a good day to honor him.

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    GracElyNn

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  • avatar
    megan

    i love all of those quotes so much. they are all so inspirational. and you look so stunning.

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    Kileen

    Such a special and important day. Love these inspiring quotes, and I love your dress babe!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    deanie

    Love each of those MLK quotes! Such an important day to remember and reflect. I love your cute flroal print dress too.

    xo, Deanie

    Deanie Michelle

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    Leslie

    I especially like the quote “If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving.” Love the bold florals…Makes me think of spring despite the fact that it is freezing!

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    Christine

    This was a beautiful tribute to MLK Jr., and you look absolutely beautiful in your pictures!!

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    Today is such an important day for so many people. What a wonderful way to give thanks to someone who started something so long ago that we’re still trying to fight for.

  • avatar
    Liz

    These quotes are everything! WHat an exceptional human being he was. Definitely saving this post <3

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    Amanda

    Love the quote about always continuing to move forward!

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    Logo Embroidered Polo Shirts

    This is lovely and very helpful! Thank you!

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    Lee

    Such a beautiful tribute to MLK.

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    Denise Kokinis

    Such a wonderful tribute to him! Sharing his quotes is just so powerful! such an amazing man that did so many amazing things for this world!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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