Clamming in the shallows in Edgartown. Tim Johnson

Sunday, January 16, 2022

The Vineyard is justifiably proud of its history as a place apart from the mainland, a place where African Americans were welcomed when they were not elsewhere.

Above all, the Island has been a place of tolerance and community, where we accept and rely on each other.

And what better way to observe the life and leadership of the man than to recall the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoken from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, before hundreds of thousands of people stretching from the Tidal Basin to the Washington Monument:

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”

Comments (3)

Lorraine, Edgartown
MY Sunday morning coffee was again enriched by the magic of Mr. Johnson's photographs and reminds me why I prefer the island in winter.
January 16, 2022 - 12:50pm
Janice, Vineyard Haven
Tim Johnson. You definitely have to come out with a calendar! All your pictures are fantastic!!
January 18, 2022 - 10:49pm
SusanM, CT
I concur --- challenge for Tim would be to select 12 photos .....or maybe 4 photos for each month :)
January 22, 2022 - 9:23am


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