Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

In honor of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 21, 2019

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Photographed in 2018 in a storefront window of a business in downtown Faribault, Minnesota. Minnesota Prairie Roots file photo August 2018.


I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. —from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech.


© Photo copyright 2018 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


19 Responses to “In honor of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

  1. Marilyn Donnell Says:

    My favourite quote from Dr King: “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

  2. Love that sign. Perfect thought for the day. We all need to be colorblind, don’t we?

  3. Brenda R Says:

    Our country has come a long way toward that dream- but we still have a long way to go! My prayer today is that God bless our country, it’s leaders and inhabitants with the ability to judge everyone based on the content of their character!

  4. Love this! There are some days I think we are progressing forward and other times that we are going in reverse. Why divide when we can do so much more together. Sending blessings and prayers for goodness and kindness today and every day 🙂

  5. Valerie Says:

    For our 1960’s class we read the book “Death of a King”, the last year of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. It was very interesting.

  6. Ruth Says:

    Good one, Audrey!

  7. Almost Iowa Says:

    the content of their character

    In an age of identity politics, we need to refocus on that.

  8. Sheri Eichhorn Says:

    Oh, how I wish this was the way we lived. We all have so much to offer. I wish we could look to our differences as learning tools and enjoy learning about one another’s cultures. We can celebrate our differences and respect them and use them to merge us into all that we can be. Shared humanity!

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