Today would have been the 83rd birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King was shot while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee and died on April 4, 1968. He had gone to Memphis to help lead sanitation workers in a protest against low wages and intolerable working conditions.
His legacy will never be forgotten.
I just wanted to take some time out to remember him and everything he stood for. I’ve complied a list of some of his best quotes, videos and pictures. Enjoy and take the time to share this post with your family and friends.
If you haven’t already check out this list of things you can do to honor Dr. King during the federal holiday tomorrow.
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction…The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” Strength To Love, 1963
Happy Birthday Dr. King!