Category: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Women's March on Chicago: A Movement, Not A Moment.

We met early in the morning with a group of friends, about thirty of us in all. The younger kids all wrote their moms’ phone numbers on their arms with a Sharpie. The moms and dads carried backpacks full of snacks, sunglasses, water bottles, and sunblock (yes, sunblock for January in Chicago – climate change is... Read more »

Choosing Hope on MLK, Jr. Day

Choosing Hope on MLK, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is one of our favorite family holidays.  We kicked off the morning with a discussion of how Martin Luther King, Jr. had similar ideals to our sixteenth president.  Annie Rose and I snuggled together on the couch and read a book about MLK, Jr. Later today, I will head to... Read more »

To A Better Day, in Memory of MLK, Jr.

Last year we celebrated “Martin’s birthday” by reading (for the hundredth time) our MLK Jr. children’s books.  Six-year-old K led two-yr-old A in a rousing chorus of “We Shall Overcome.”  After dinner, we stuck a couple birthday candles in a frosted cake and sang to MLK, Jr. K has been reminding me for the past... Read more »