Martin Luther King Day 2013

Historic day today, January 21, 2013

Today is Martin Luther King Day; Barack Obama’s 2nd inaugural ceremonies are being held in the Capitol; and it’s been 50 years since the March on Washington.

It’s a wonderful feeling for the anniversary to be marked by the 2nd term inaugural ceremonies for Barack Obama. A lot has changed in the intervening 50 years, but a lot of old attitudes have not, so I’m glad the country is progressing, and that Obama sees a future where we keep making improvements to this Imperfect Union of ours, but also scared by all the Tea Bag nut jobs that have surfaced in the country and become mainstream.

For this Martin Luther King day, I present an old illustration I did of MLK for an article in the Village Voice for a series documentary films about his life:

illustration of Martin Luther King by Sean Leong in pen and ink

and here’s an illustration of Martin Luther King I did years ago:

Illustration of Martin Luther King by Sean Leong

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