“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As everyone soon lies down to rest, let us keep in our memory Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., both an inspirational, and pivotal figure in both the Civil Rights Movement and the economic justice movement in the 1960’s. It is four days short of 26 years since President Reagan had signed into legislation that Martin Luther King Jr. Day officially becomes a federal holiday. In 1963, Dr. King had given his memorable “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, which had later served as a template for other civil rights advocacy groups to base their ideals.
In the 13 grueling years that he had dedicated wholeheartedly to the Civil Rights Movement, at the age of 39 he was assassinated. It is in his memory that this day, the third Monday of January each year, that all governmental buildings and institutes, as well as educational buildings, close in his honor so that we can recognize this day.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.
Cherishing the lives we have, and celebrating the holiday in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: reverend, political activist/advocate, opportunist, idealist, son, husband, father.
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