Ongoing Life Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was just 39 years old when he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. I was a young child, but the values he stood for — Love, sacrifice, acceptance, integrity, servant leadership, equality, non-violent protest — have echoed throughout my life

We all can continue to learn from his life that was taken too soon. We cannot allow his life or his work to be forgotten or taken for granted.

I have a DREAM that we will continue to practically apply the things he taught us.


LOVE CHANGES HEARTS ~ Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

INTEGRITY MATTERS ~ The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr.

OUR VOICE COUNTS ~ Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.

SERVING OTHERS PRODUCES CHANGE ~ Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ Martin Luther King, Jr.

WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER ~ We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.

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. Martin Luther King Jr.