Monday, 6 December 2010

Inspiration: Martin Luther King: a man of substance

I've been inspired to sketch a pic of Martin Luther King as I have been reading his autobiography. It's hard to not put him on a pedestal; I realise that we don't know all of his weaknesses as well as his strengths, but what he did help to achieve is so evident. If I was to travel to the US I could get on any seat on public transport. It's hard to believe it wouldn't be possible 55 years ago.

The work's not complete on race relations, but we're closer than we were.
"My great prayer is always for God to free me from the paralysis of crippling fear, because I believe that when a person lives with fears of the consequences for his personal life, he can never do anything in terms of lifting the whole of humanity and solving the social problems which we confront in every age and every generation."

Martin Luther King


Who inspires you?

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  1. Love your sketch of MLK. He is definitely an inspiration, along with Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, and Nigeria's Tai Solarin.

    Nice blog you've got here.

  2. Thanks Naijalines. Feeling's mutual ;o)