Rev. King spoke and wrote many memorable words. To commemorate this holiday on which we honor Rev. King, I offer you a few of his sentiments.
In 1967, Rev. King spoke to the 11th annual Southern Christian Leadership Conference convention and delivered his “Where Do We Go From Here?” speech, in which he said:
When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”
Here you may read Rev. King’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail.”
And, of course, below is video of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
Where President Lincoln said, “I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be,” Rev. King dreamed that his “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.”
We are not our groups, we are not our skin color, and we are not our ethnicity. We are individuals, created in God’s image. And we should see each other – and judge each other and ourselves – as such.
Happy MLK day.