Monday, January 18, 2010

A Moment of Silence

Photograph by Moneta Sleet, Jr., the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize or indeed to be given any award for journalism.  He received the award for his photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s widow at his funeral.

lyrics by U2

Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized

If the thunder cloud
Passes rain
So let it rain
Rain down on him

So let it be
So let it be

In memory of him,


  1. What a beautiful post about Martin Luther King. I love the photo. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tea and Jenners - I wanted to choose a photo that showed him as a man and not just the usual images of him as orator. And the photographer's story was incredibly poignant.

  3. Absolutely, brilliantly beautiful! Thank you!

  4. Thanks, Tif. I find myself coming back often to look at this picture because it's so sweet.