I was "MLK Day 2022" years old when I learned about his attempted suicide. According to various reports, 2022, Martin attempted suicide at 12 years old because he was distraught over his grandmother’s death. The first thing that popped into my mind was "What was his Mother thinking and feeling?" She had just lost her Mother and then her son had attempted suicide. I would imagine her healing process was ongoing. As the Mother of African American son(s), the healing process is ongoing. The injustice we as African Americans experience as a community is unbelievably challenging along with the addition of being a Mother. However, we know we must keep moving forward and onward in the pursuit of happiness.
The best part of the featured quote is “keep moving forward”.
Luther King's Story, (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.goalcast.com/martin-luther-king-story/.
Robinson, Elissa. (2015), 5 things you might not know about Martin Luther King Jr., Detroit Free Press. Retrieved from https://www.freep.com/story/news/nation/2015/01/19/martin-luther-king-jr/21988849/.