This section is dedicated to the memory of, and contributions made by Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Injustice anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.”


“Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated.” - Dr. Martin Luther King

 

“We must massively assert our dignity and worth. We must stand up amidst a system that still oppresses us and develop an unassailable and majestic sense of values.”                                                                        

 

Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech has become his most popular because it is the speech most often quoted by the mainstream media.   We encourage you to click any of the links below to read and print out that speech.  Encourage your children to become familiar with Dr. King’s speeches made April 4, 1967 titled “Beyond Vietnam” and the one titled “Vietnam” made April 30, 1967.  These are two of his most powerful speeches that spoke to the importance of America having a moral conscience.  


Truly Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King requires more than memorizing the one speech that the mainstream media and America decides we should focus on.  It means following Dr. King's advice to examine the content of our character and live constructively. Be involved in our community and strive to set good examples for our children.


OneWorld encourages you to read some of Dr. M. L. King's other exceptional words:


Learn about the "true essence" of  Dr. M. L. King; go beyond the media image. Read his books:  
1. Stride Toward Freedom - Published Sept. 17, 1958 (He was 29)
2. Strength To Love - Published June 1963
3. Why We Can't Wait - Published June 1964 (August 6, 1965 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act)
4. Where Do We Go From Here - Chaos or Community (written in Jamaica in 1967)

Why is it that the media only shows Dr. King saying "I have a dream"?  He said so much more very important things.  Learn what some of these things were.  READ It!