Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16

A day at home, to remember Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere... Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 16 April 1963, Birmingham, AL

Abbott's response, excerpted from his homework: 'If someone elsewhere is being treated badly, don't ignore it! It might be you next. Also, it is the right thing to do! That is what Martin Luther King did, and I feel very proud that we have a country like this. It makes me feel proud of what he did to make the world a better place.'

6 comments:

Oakmoss said...

what a sweetie. a wise young man you've got there.

Alicia A. said...

We had a long discussion (with the 6 yr old) about why someone would kill someone who was trying to make the world a better place. And it's really hard to explain.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thanks, Amber.

Alicia: yes it is.

Tracy said...

I love the first sentence from Abbott's response. He hit the nail on the head. He his very wise.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

That Abbott, a wise and thoughtful soul.

KPiep said...

They do an excellent job of teaching mlk in our school, and the resulting conversations always make me proud.