Martin Luther King Jr’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” quotes many parts that are still appropriate 48 years later. The next 2011 federal holiday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed on Monday, January 17, 2011, which is already trending today, Monday, January 3, 2011.
Martin Luther King Jr. was was born on January 15, 1929, and was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, which would have made him 82-years-old in 2011. This ended his young career and life as a Baptist minister, husband and father at the age of 39. Since then, people – religious or not – use Martin Luther King Jr. quotes at rallies, gatherings, and church sermons worldwide.
Providence, Rhode Island Martin Luther King Jr. Events
Locally in the Providence area, City Year Rhode Island would like to invite you to join them on Monday, January 17th, 2011 for their Martin Luther King Jr. Day of service sponsored nationally by Bank of America and locally by National Grid. They will be celebrating Dr. King’s legacy through a day of service and they need your help! The event starts January 17, 2011, 9:30am. Read more about the Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Providence here.
Quotes and Sayings from Martin Luther King Jr.
- “A right delayed is a right denied.”
- “Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.”
- “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.”
- “The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.”
- “I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.”
- “I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
- “I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.”
- “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”
- “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
- “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”
- “If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you to go on in spite of all. And so today I still have a dream.”
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