On the Martin Luther King Holiday — A Personal Family Memory

Martin Luther King at the second 1965 Selma march — next to him is my father, Howard Schomer. Source: Bridge to Freedom news video clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW1i-R39AAk

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S., the federal holiday on which we honor the memory of the great civil rights leader. For me and my whole family, there is a personal dimension.

The image I’m attaching is from grainy video footage of the second of the three marches that had been organized in 1965 with the goal of marching from Selma, Alabama to the…




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Karine Schomer

Karine Schomer

I explore the worlds of society, politics, culture, history, civilizations, language, life lessons— wherever curiosity takes me. karineschomer@cmct.net

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