I saw that only 14% of white americans plan to observe Martin Luther King’s holiday. Well, that’s unfortunate, though let’s be honest, it’s not like we sit around and think about George Washington all day on presidents day. I think it has more to do with us as Americans being so focused on the future that we tend to think that thinking about the past is a waste of valuable time. But I do suggest you take just a few minutes today to reflect on a man who was as flawed as the rest of us, but who was willing to risk and ultimately sacrifice his life for a beautiful ideal. And I dare you to listen to the “I have a Dream speech” and not tear up a little bit.
Related: Video of his famous speeches.
Transcript of his “I Have a Dream Speech”
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Some great Martin Luther King quotes. Check these out. There are some really great ones.