January 17, 2011

We Can Work it Out?

On this MLK Day, I’ve been looking for inspiration from the powerful images of King and Johnson. Somehow, the issues on the table today don’t seem nearly as fraught. At the same time, however, the current political landscape also fails to reflect anywhere near the imperative for coming together for the common good.

photos: Yoichi R. Okamoto. caption 1: President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the White House Cabinet Room. 3/18/1966. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.  caption 2: In the photo, US President Lyndon Johnson (left) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (right) congratulate each other at the official signing of the Voting Rights Act, August 6, 1965. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.

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