Martin Luther King, Jr., and a Picture of Civil Rights

[From the archives.]

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. (Martin Luther King.)


Martin Luther King gave the ultimate sacrifice in standing up for what is right, losing his life to an assassin’s bullet. Taking a stand for Civil Rights in the 1960s could lead to other sacrifices as well, including ruining thriving careers. These three stood up with Dr. King anyway.

Civil Rights March 1963 (Wikipedia)

Civil Rights March 1963* (Wikipedia)

I hope to always stand up for what is right as well, and do it all by the grace of God.

Lord, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty.” (2 Chronicles 14:11.)


*Bonus points for those who can identify the three people in that photo. Extra bonus points for describing some of the other actions each of them took in working for civil rights. Bonus points on this contest are completely illusory and non-existent.


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3 Responses to Martin Luther King, Jr., and a Picture of Civil Rights

  1. Frank says:

    I believe the the three men in the picture are Sidney Poitiers, Henry Bellefonte, and Charlton Heston. And to that I would add that what we need in America today is men and women who will stand firm for what is true, good, and right–regardless of the flak they may get from the Left and the Right.

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