MLK Day 2016: 5 inspiring quotes from MLK Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most widely-known African-American leaders of his era. His career led to schools and public buildings being named in his memory, a memorial on Independence Mall in Washington D.C., and he honored with a national holiday. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a visionary leader whose deep commitment to social justice led to some of the more inspirational quotes in this country's history. To honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr., here are 5 quotes to inspire you on MLK Day 2016.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a full reality...I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that
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.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
You can watch Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic 'I Have a Dream Speech' below.