Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

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Reverend Martin Luther King Jr waving to participants of the March on Washington in August of 1963.

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. is considered one of the most inspirational leaders of the United States of America. He was a leader who led people to change. If it was not for his determination to see change and to rally everyone together to march to equality and freedom we would not have the privileges we have today. His voice and intellectual speeches united many across the world to join the fight against injustice.

Martian Luther King Jr. learned and followed Gandhi’s principles of peace which, encouraged him to pursue the Civil Rights Movement. His phenomenal speeches, mainly his “I Have A Dream” speech, changed the hearts of millions across the world. Martin Luther King Jr. led the civil rights movement until his assassination April 4th, 1968.  The legacy he left still lives on.

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The Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery Alabama

This Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday should be a reminder of the effort and work that Martin Luther King Jr. put in to stand against the injustices that took place in America. Knowing the risks, he still became the leader that influenced change in this country. To read more about Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments check out our book display located on the second floor of the Metropolitan State University Library.

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The MLK book display at Metro State Library

About the Author

Bartona Alexander is a student at Metropolitan State University studying biology and a student worker in the library.

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