Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In his final speech, King addressed a church filled with striking sanitation workers who were protesting their low pay and working conditions. King emphasized the importance of unity and nonviolent protest in the fight for justice, no matter how painful the struggle.

“Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop… And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.”

Congressman John Lewis’ powerful words, “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.”

4 thoughts on “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  1. We have to believe and not give up hope that all of us are equal We are all brothers and sisters no matter the differences.

  2. What we do HAVE to give up to Actualize this often quoted wisdom is Ignorance and Self-Hatred. I do realize they are both synonymous. But still sense the need write them separately.

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