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Dear Friends,

This photograph from my archives reminds me of things that unite us; basic needs we all strive for.  Peace.  Freedom.  Useful labor.  Respect.  Equal rights under the law.
I can’t say it better then Dr. King himself said it:

 “In a real sense, all life is inter-related … I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be who you ought to be until I am what I ought to be … - Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

I’ll  leave you with the rallying cry of N.C. Moral Mondays, the national Moral Movement, and the new Poor People’s Campaign, all led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Forward together. Not one step back.



Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 15, 2018

March for Jobs, Peace & Freedom, Washington D.C. 1983   ©Margaret McCarthy



We still have a dream
but we’re awake

now, right now.
It’s time.




Once handed out on street corners, it seemed right to update the broadside* form for our electronic age's street corner - the web. Welcome to A VISION AND A VERSE, an e-Broadside. Four to six times a year, I'll showcase a featured image and poem of mine, matching them on a seasonal or timely theme.

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Margaret McCarthy

*A broadside is a large sheet of paper printed on one side only. Historically, broadsides were posters, announcing events or proclamations, or simply advertisements. Today, broadside printing is done by many smaller printers and publishers as a fine art variant, with poems often being available as broadsides, intended to be framed and hung on the wall.
-From Wikipedia