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Martin Luther King, Jr had a dream

“…that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'”
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Wow! Pretty powerful speech that has made a lasting impact here and all over the world.

This past spring I had the privilege of participating in an outreach in Opelika and Selma, Alabama for racial reconciliation in the church. Some people say that Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America. It makes no sense because in heaven there won’t be a Korean section or a Black section or a White section or an Hispanic section or an Indian section or…….. I think you get it. So why is it like that here now? Is racism and the legacy of legalized oppression still at work? Apparently it is.

There has been a group of pastors in Alabama who have been concerned and praying about this for a while. I’m so glad I had a chance to visit them and their churches!
I was there to sing with a multi-church choir but there was other activity too. Community outreaches (painting a lady’s house, visiting a home for women, speaking at a high school) and an opportunity to tour some places that were critical during the Civil Rights Movement . I took a boatload of photos during the in-between moments. Here’s a little peek. Many more to come!

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  • March 8, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    Jessi - I love this photo, and I LOVE that Michaela & Lucy are your poster children for this post! Half black half white, Half Mexican half white, and best of friends, playing together at the site of such an important Civil Rights event. :) MLK would be proud.

  • March 8, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    wendy g - Yeah it’s so classic! Leaping and playing and running around a place that used to be so heavy with oppression. Wow! I think MLK “saw” this photo way back then. Amen!

  • March 21, 2012 - 5:52 am

    Hanneke @ Oh beautiful world - Ooh they are adorable!!

  • March 22, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    wendy g - Hanneke yes they are! And they are just as sweet in person as they are in this photo–the same. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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