The Mermaid’s Grotto by Sheila Bridges, Memoir Author of 'The Bald Mermaid' in Harlem, NY - Walls painted in phrases from her favorite authors, from Dr. Seuss to Zora Neale Hurston to Langston Hughes. She had so many books, she said, she ran out of space to store them. “I realized it wasn't so much about the books, but the words that mattered.” | NYTimes article slideshow
Civil rights leader Ruby Bridges remembers integrating the New Orleans school system in 1960 and the lessons of racial justice that her teacher and Dr. King taught. She urges Americans to honor Dr. King's legacy of service by volunteering on MLK Day.