Celebrating the Life and Times of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Today we celebrate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although I was around 10 years old when Dr. King was assassinated, he still remains an iconic figure of our time and century, not only in the United States of America, but also around the world. Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech is revered by many. To this day, it continues to be a movement among people of diverse races, cultures, creeds and languages.

He wrote numerous articles, speeches, sermons and letters that focus on his overall leadership concerning education, training, nonviolence and equality for all. There are so many of his quotes that inspire me to take action and be the best person and servant that I was created to be. Here is one of his quotes from 1963 that I wish many people I know would stop and respond to the call:

“The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.”

Check out the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Happy Birthday Dr. King!

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