About | Volunteer | Support
History Project Facebook
History Project Youtube
History Project on Instagram
sponsors
sponsors

Keeping Calm And Carrying On

Written by: George Chittenden : 15 Jul 2019

This photo was taken in Martin Luther King’s front yard in Atlanta, Georgia in 1960. It’s quite a moving photograph, as you can see King casually pulling a burnt cross out of his front lawn whilst his son stands next to him. To me, it shows how powerful you can be when you don’t rise to anger. Men like King and Gandhi had real strength to stand against such hatred without rising to it. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death.

Sadly, Martin Luther King Jnr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968, but his legacy lives on. So ever wondered where burning crosses comes from? It goes back as far as the 1500’s in Scotland and was a technique used to rally Scottish clan members to arms. It was used by Scottish settlers in Canada during the War of 1812. The Ku Klux Klan adapted it and used it to create and maintain white supremacy. It's fair to say with regards to this photo, the man who removed that cross was a far greater man than the one who planted it.

Search

By Era

To 5000 BCE 5000 - 2000 BCE 2000 BCE - 0 0 - 400 CE 400 - 800 CE 800 - 1100 CE 1100 - 1500 CE 1500 - 1700 CE 18th Century 19th Century 1900's 1910's 1920's 1930's 1940's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000's 2010's

By Topic

Royal British Roman North American Egyptian Nautical European Social WW1 Military Viking Asian African Australian South American Political Celebrity WW2 Religion

We promote history by...

offering free articles and videos, providing free history experiences for children in schools and on weekends. Next year we will be visiting hospitals and providing unforgettable experiences to children who really need it and give them a chance to forget their condition, their treatment and their reality. Please join others who support our free projects by giving a small donation. We can only continue our great work with your help.

appealimage

Support The History Project


Aspen Waite helps ambitious companies achieve their goals with quality advice and support, whatever the challenge.Have a spare room or property you would like to make some money from? Contact Ally now  We are a family owned and operated Removal and International Overseas Shipping company based in DealLocal Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946to Duke Street in Deal for some Fine Wines, Real Ales and delicious Stone Baked PizzaComing to Deal, Receive a Warm welcome and some of the best organic coffee in town, also great Gluten free and Vegan options hereSupport the History Project - Your face hereLocal Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Clock in the old fashioned way and roam DealVisiting Deal? Take a Pitt Stop at The Seagull  Specialist brokers whoSpecialist brokers whoClock in the old fashioned way and roam DealComing to Deal, Receive a Warm welcome and some of the best organic coffee in town, also great Gluten free and Vegan options hereFarsim BoutiqueWaterfront Hotel - A Beautiful hotel and restaurant with views overlooking DealLocal Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Clock in the old fashioned way and roam DealGo back in time and explore DealSea Cafe Coffee Shop Walmer Green, StrandTower Print and Design deliver the highest quality print on a whole range of items for a very reasonable priceSpecialist brokers whoHeritage WindHave a spare room or property you would like to make some money from? Contact Ally now  Advertise in this spaceLocal Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 07791101946Local Lads that cover the Kent area, boasting a 9.9/ 10 on checkatrade.com these lads really give their very best for a very very fair price. ( image attached) phone number could be good under construction - 077911019462240287368229553011105646331224194358492648347064