Martin Luther King Day

In April of 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Alabama while participating in a peaceful march in protest of that city's segregationist laws. While confined in the Birmingham city jail, he learned of criticism against his protests by a group of Alabama ... Continue reading

One nation, indivisible

I grew up in the south at a time when there were only two races: colored and white. I am white. I remember signs on drinking fountains, restroom doors, shops and restaurants that read "White Only." I remember the shouted epithets and whispered insults. I remember the fear and loathing that ... Continue reading

Roller coaster faith

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The engines of the MD-80 began to roar as the pilot released his brakes and started his take-off roll. I glanced to my left for a last look at the Mexico City terminal and ... Continue reading