“Did they kill him, too?”

by Jessica Ehlers, January 17, 2011

Today is the day we observe the life of Martin Luther King Jr.  My boy woke up feeling under the weather, so we cuddled up in front of the computer to watch some youtube videos of this great man.

We watched and watched and as we watched, he asked questions and I tried to answer him until my throat caught with emotion.  This story embodies why.

I don't know what I will say to my own boy when he asks me about why Dr. King was murdered.  But I do know that when in doubt, it always helps to hold hands.  So for now, that's what we'll do.

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