Letter from Birmingham Jail

On Monday 16 January 2017, Town Hall Seattle hosted a community reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Town Hall Seattle Executive Director Wier Harman described the letter’s standing in King’s work: “If… 157 more words


Farewell, Mr. President

We’re going through a lot of Kleenex these days.  First, there was President Obama’s Farewell Address in Chicago.  Then, there was the surprise conferment of the Medal of Freedom by Obama to his beloved Vice President, Joe Biden.   2,503 more words

Requiem for a Dream? MLK and the Case for Unity

Donald Trump and MLK III

When the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior made his famous I have a Dream speech in Washington all those years ago, it seemed to have fallen on death ears. 663 more words


The Bravery


March 7th was a Sunday in 1965, and John Lewis thought that he was going to die.

The group had marched across the Edmund Pettis bridge. 856 more words

Power of People

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 238 more words


Deconstructing Racism in America: Part 5, Inequality's Last Stop

Twenty or so generations have passed since that September nearly 400 years ago when slaves landed at Jamestown. For the first ten generations or so, we continued to purchase slaves in Africa and ship them across the Atlantic. 1,177 more words


An alternative to going dark

Friday brings a change to the White House, a power shift in Washington. I hope—whether you’ll be commiserating with family and friends, celebrating, or marching in protest—that you’ll take a few moments first to ponder darkness and light, contempt and compassion, condemnation and grace. 405 more words

Flourishing Tree