My daughter recently said to me, “Why is it that Dr. King never smiles in pictures.” Now I’ve seen plenty of photos of Dr. King laughing, smiling, and even shooting pool, but I realized in school and all our educational literature, the only show him protesting, marching, and or speaking . I wanted her to see he indeed had a fun side. I know I probably could have searched for pictures on the internet to show her otherwise, but instead I took here to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. While at the King Center we learned a lot of interesting facts about the Civil Rights Movement and especially Dr King. We even came across a few photos of him smiling.
No trip to the King Center for us is complete with my daughter’s quest to find out which Civil Rights Leader footprints she fits. Every time she does it I smile, as I know Dr. King would.