Melz Remembers Martin Luther King Jr. On MLK50 Day
Martin Luther King Jr. was the same age as I am right now when he was assassinated on this day 50 years ago. Americans of all races are spending today remembering his life and legacy and how his work changed America.
During my recent trip to Washington D.C. I got the opportunity to visit the beautiful Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. I, for one, am truly thankful for the sacrifices Dr. King and all the Civil Rights leaders who either risked their lives or paid the ultimate price to bring about needed change in our country.
While there I came across this quote that's along the wall at the memorial from Dr. King, I felt it was appropriate for these times and still shows that there's lots of work to do.
True Peace Is Not Merely The Absence Of Tension, It Is The Presence Of Justice - Dr. Martin Luther King
Another great quote:
I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits. - Dr. Martin Luther King
Let me give you some perspective in relation to Dr. King. There are many that will say that "Dr. King" would be against what young people (Black Lives Matter, NFL Players kneeling) are protesting for, but this is a reminder that Dr. King while he was alive was once voted as the "Most Hated Man In America" in a 1966 Gallup poll by an overwhelming 63 percent. So ask yourself, if you respect and honor Dr. King's work to bring about change through non-violence, why are you upset over those are still fighting for justice peacefully? Time heals all wounds and people change, hopefully, this inspires change within you as well.
Thank you Dr. King.