Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great man who was able to tackle difficult problems by using non-violent protest as he focused on civil rights in the United States. He encouraged all Americans to have the courage of their convictions and to stand strong in their belief that civil rights belonged to all people. Dr. King believed that civil rights, economic justice and foreign policy all held a connection. When we all have the same rights to sit or stand wherever we want, when we all have the opportunity to afford food, shelter, education and medical care, when we all work together with the countries of the world, we too may continue on his path to create a better world for all.
Today, as we celebrate this great man who was able to remain true to his beliefs, let us all find the courage within to help ourselves and others remain true to the beliefs in equality, as we learn to live in a world of diversity. May we each learn to be filled with respect and honor for all.
Answers from A to Z