Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC

Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Miss Teen Maryland Lauren Jones waits to participate in a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 16: People march during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: People watch during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 16: People participate in a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 16: Miss Teen Maryland Lauren Jones rides a Corvette as people watch during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: A man walks on the sidewalk during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Maribel Jaldin, a dancer with the Balivian dance group Tinkus, waits with others to participate in a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: People dressed in Sesame Street and Disney costume march during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Andy Evans watches from his front porch during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 16: A woman dances while others watch as a marching band passes during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
St. Elizabeths Hospital. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Members of the Enfuzion marching unit stage at St. Elizabeths Hospital with others before participating in a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
St. Elizabeths Hospital. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: A dancer is seen in the reflection of a bus stop advertisement during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Members of the Enfuzion marching unit participate in a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: A drummer with Washington Showstoppers practices before a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Ballou High School band members march during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: People march during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: A dog sits while people watch during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: A man hands out pamphlets during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: People watch during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
Martin Luther King Day Parade Returns To Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: People watch as a member of the Rough Riders rides a horse during a Martin Luther King Day parade January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. The parade of local politicians, civil rights activists, marching bands and others returned to Martin Luther King Avenue Southwest after an eight year hiatus. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

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One Comment

  1. Bonnie says:

    This recent cratemoommion was especially poignant for me. Until now, I was attached to the passion of celebrating a dynamic figure that lead the civil rights movement. This year, for the first time, I connected to the struggle and commitment of Martin and many others who sacrificed to make sure that all people where treated with respect and dignity with all of the inalienable rights suggested in our constitution. I can not even imagine having to withstand the violence and humiliation they experienced to make our lives better. But, then again how could they not? We were already experiencing horrors and indignities unimaginable. But, what really struck me was Martin’s final focus, poverty. In today’s economic downturn and the left’s focus on austerity, Martin’s goal to rid a powerful and rich nation of poverty and policies that disenfranchise is so tangible. These is our time to pick up where Martin left off and challenge the status quo by first being our brothers and sisters keepers. It starts with compassion. Leadership and change begins in our communities.

  2. Suzana says:

    W.C.Maybe so, but I read him for the same reasons as I read DailyKos and myDD. I want to nsderntaud their view point, so that I can rebut and persuade. Occasionally, they also make good points.

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