Monday, January 16, 2012

In Honor of: M.L. King Jr.

To a great degree he changed history and/or some have said he made history. This weekend the life of Martin Luther King jr. is celebrated. In reality his dream is celebrated. The dream that all men are created equal and therefore all should be treated the same. Below are some incredible quotes from Mr. King taken from this website.

"Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'"

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

"Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Below is a clip of one of my favorite speeches, which was given shortly before he was assassinated. 

What are your thoughts about the life and works of Martin Luther King Jr. has his dream been realized?


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