I hope you're all enjoying this amazing day. We are standing on the edge of history, as we remember one great man and within twenty-four hours move from one moment in time into another era as another great man takes the helm.
This picture entitled "Grandpa & MLK" is courtesy of Halcyon's Photostream on flickr. His grandfather, Dr. C. Elroy Shikles is on the left of Dr. King and Reverend M. C. Williams is on the right.
I was wondering if there were any different pictures of Martin Luther King, Jr. out there taken by regular people, so I searched flickr. This is a picture of a photo from a 1962 Rocky Mountain News article. Below is an excerpt of what Halcyon wrote about the photo.
"For my whole life, the real world and the world of myths was connected through the above picture.
The image of my grandfather, working with MLK as peers...it had a profound impact on me. It showed me that great men were not the creations of story books. But were the very same people as you and me. The picture was a reminder to me of the potential of every one of us."
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