#DCFocused Pic 5: Honoring MLK and his message of peace

Today’s Pic 5 honors one of our greatest American heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. In a city with so many monuments for those who led armies in time of war, it’s significant that we honor a man who stood for peace, love and equality.

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“The time is always right to do what is right.”


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”


“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”


Dance to the music. The dream lives on. (Photo by Michael McCoy)

A photo posted by Mike McCoy???? (@premiumxposure) on

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”


“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

A photo posted by Postcards In A Bottle (@postcardsinabottle) on

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”


Solidarity. MLK peace march. MLK & Mellon SE, DC. #latergram #feds #ward8 #igdc #dc

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

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