Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and social activist whose legacy of love, light, and courage still resonates through the hearts of the world to this day. In the time Dr. King was alive, he wound up becoming the most visible, and vocal leader of the civil rights movement. Through unwavering audacity, persistance, and a sacred heart, his words and wisdom allowed for a new dawn to rise for human relations. His famous “I Have a Dream” speech, from the March on Washington in 1963, has an eternal relevance even as humanity has evolved into a new era.
Unfortunately, as with many a great spiritual leader, Dr. King’s time on this Earth was cut short when he was assasinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN. Today, January 15th, 2018, we celebrate a day in honor of the great work this wonderful human facilitated in his lifetime.
In honor of Dr. King’s light, we’ve curated a selection of 11 of the most affecting pieces of wisdom spun into words by this pioneer of the human spirit.
11 Powerful Quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.