January 18th, 2021

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Martin Luther King


Today is Martin Luther King day. A couple of his quotes:

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”


This picture was taken shortly after King, Ira Blalock (on the left), Gordon Gibson (on the right), and some others were released from the Salem jail in 1965. As it turns out I knew Ira Blalock because he was the minister in a UU church in Wellesley that I went to for a while with a bunch of friends. And Gordon Gibson was a minister in another Boston area church who performed my first marriage in 1966 (in the MIT chapel). -- and yes, I have posted this before.