It is not everyday that a mans words echo across the lengths of the country and strike through ones soul with sound reverence. It is today which we take time to remember the courage of Martin Luther King Jr. a man who dedicated his life to bettering the state of human kind as a collective. The movement for racial equality, he lead by seeking change through peace, compassion, and perseverance lead to the betterment of the lives of so many individuals in the United States and around the world. His work is an inspiration to our mission of supporting students reach their potential by overcoming the obstacles laid down by poverty. Looking back at his so many powerful messages we realize the great character of MLK Jr. and leave you with his opinion on remembering his legacy:
“I’d like somebody to mention that day that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to give his life serving others. I’d like for somebody to say that day that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to love somebody.
I want you to say that day that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the hungry. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my life to clothe those who were naked. I want you to say on that day that I did try in my life to visit those who were in prison. And I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.
Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major. Say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter. “
Thanks and Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.
*Special thanks to Allison Morris for sharing the infographic pictured above with us click on the link to gain a little more knowledge through a timeline she created covering MLK’s legacy.