Today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 87 years old. I could ramble on and on about how extraordinary he was then, and how important he still is to this day, but instead, I’m going to share my favorite speech by, Dr. King. In case you’re wondering, the “I Have A Dream Speech” is a great speech, but it’s not his most powerful to me. Sometime this weekend, make time to listen and/or read at least one of this incredible man’s speech about equality and justice. If you have children, take time to teach them something new about Dr. King not taught in the paragraph from their history book at school. (Yes, that was meant to throw sarcasm and shade to the lack of Black history in so called history books.)
Happy birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You are surely missed and the fight is still being fought with your teachings and words at the forefront.
He truly is and was amazing. I used to down to visit the house he grew up in here in Atlanta. Its awesome. They have a whole museum here that’s about him and the civil rights. I need to go again because they are always adding something. Its awesome because him and his wife’s burial site is together. Thank you for sharing this
Brienne Jamieson says
Yes! The Civil Rights museum and his childhood house, as well as, the original Ebenezer Baptist Church. His grave is beautiful too. I haven’t been there in years but I still remember it all like it was yesterday. I can’t wait until Jordyn is old enough to understand so I can take her to visit. Thank you for reading! <3