Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

On this day we remember the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. along with all who served with him in the Civil Rights Movement.

Today is also a call to serve to make our world a better place.

This weekend my wife Deborah and I watched Selma. The film was a powerful retelling of Bloody Sunday which took place 50 years ago along with a very human look at Dr. King and others who led and sacrificed to right the wrongs of injustice. We saw the film at the Alamo Drafthouse which showed related archival footage in the 30 minutes prior to the film which was riveting and raw. It was a reminder of how real and recent the struggle was for the civil rights leaders.

Even as we remember how far we have come as a society, we still have further to go.

May we learn from those who live with courage and die with honor whether advancing or protecting our freedoms.

For more on Dr. King and his legacy, consider the following posts:

John Lewis Tells His Truth About Selma

“I Have A Dream” speech on video

Jesus, Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Montage Video of Dr. King (a video created by Mosaic)

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“How MLK Made A Better World In Just 10 Years: Why Extraordinary Success Depends on What You Believe” by Michael Hyatt

 

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