Photo(s) Friday: Stillness and Reflection, Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary, Washington, DC USA

Photo(s) Friday: Stillness and Reflection, Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary, Washington, DC USA

Photo(s) Friday: Stillness and Reflection, Vermont Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary, Washington, DC USA
2020.09.19 Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Washington, DC USA 262 49056 (View on Flickr.com)

I’m choosing this photo from a series that I took, because it shows the impact of current events on some of our most vital institutions.

As it was said to me when I asked to come inside – “(This is) 154 years of African American History”

On Febraury 7, 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., give a speech titled, “In Search of a Sense of Direction.” here. Here’s the iconic photograph from that day.

President Barack Obama gave a speech here January 18, 2010, here are photos from that day.

2020.09.19 Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Washington, DC USA 262 49033
2020.09.19 Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Washington, DC USA 262 49033 (View on Flickr.com)

For an incredbile photo from the 1968 speech please see the dc1968 project post: www.dc1968project.com/blog/2018/2/7/7-feb-1968-vernard-gray

“All of humanity’s problems,” Blaise Pascal said in 1654, “stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

2020.09.19 Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Washington, DC USA 262 49035
2020.09.19 Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Washington, DC USA 262 49035 (View on Flickr.com)

Enjoy the photos.

I thank the staff at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church (@VABCNWDC) for allowing myself and the community to enjoy this national treasure. The future has to start somewhere, and it’s usually here.

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