Inspirational Thoughts from Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister Inspirational Thoughts from Martin Luther King Jr.and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his  Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

Very few people knew more about the sacrifice, suffering and struggle towards justice than Martin Luther King Jr.  As we all know, he gave his life in the pursuit of justice for black people.

I was a teenager when he was killed and saw his influence and progress towards justice live on after he died.

Having experienced the 60s, imagine my horror as some people now choose to marginalized minorities and others who are ‘different’.

What happened to Martin Luther King Jr’s “Dream”?

My dream is to see people show kindness towards one another FIRST.  After that, the rest will fall into place as is should be.

Lastly, I would like to share one last quote from Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech. (I think we could also add to his words: … not be judged by their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, nationality, political leanings …):

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

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