The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to promoting equality and hope. He was a cornerstone in the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s, inspiring peaceful protests and non-violent civil disobedience. Some of his efforts include leading the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, the 1963 March on Washington, and becoming the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. His words of tolerance and love resound through the ages. We’ve selected some of our favorite quotes from the man with a Dream.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Celebrating MLK Day in Dallas
Martin Luther Kind Jr. Parade
Dallas’ annual MLK Day Parade is back for its 37th year! The march will take place on Monday 9/21 promptly at 10:00 AM. The parade will begin at the intersection of Holmes St. and MLK Jr. Blvd.
To participate in the march, click the link below:
Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert
Celebrate the struggles and triumphs of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement through music. This Sunday at the Meyerson Symphony Center, experience a song and dance tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, with a special homage to legendary soul singer and musical civil rights activist Aretha Franklin.
The concert begins on January 20th at 7:30 PM. For more information, visit the event page here: