Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Brent Pittman —  01/21/2013

Today we pause to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Who was he?

Dr. King didn’t just accept the world as it was, but strove forward to make changes and stand up for injustice. Our world is different because of his words. Listening to him still brings me inspiration.

Being a native from Alabama, I have connections to Dr. King and his legacy. Our family knew people who marched with Dr. King and I’m sure we knew people who hated Dr. King when they were young.

Unfortunately racism and injustice still exist in our world, but there are new ‘dreamers’ in each generation. Are you one of them?

Take a few minutes to listen to a few of his most famous speeches. Remember how Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to spark a movement of change and also started a legacy of dreamers.

Do you have a “Dream” that can change society or the world?  Share in the comments below. 

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Brent is a financial coach and writer looking for the perfect donut. He believes personal finance should be both fun and accessible to anyone willing to learn.
  • One of my dreams is to help other people unleash their dreams through social entrepreneurship – to make their community and world a better place.

  • John@TheMoneyPrinciple

    We have a dream too that we could go back to the time when Christian, Jew and Moslem would live in harmony and not do their best to blow each other up. Louis de Berniere’s book Bird of a Feather describes such a time before WW1 and its sad demise. At the same time we would want to retain Dr King’s dream this day that a black American is inaugurated as President for the second time. There is much to be done.

    • John, interesting thoughts. Did his book include Africa or only “the west”?

  • AvgJoeMoney

    I don’t know if I have a big, new dream. My dream is that we can accept people’s differences and celebrate them instead of hoping to change everyone to have our same old boring point of view. I’d say that’s my dream.

    • Diversity is what makes this world interesting. Life would be boring if all we had was 31 flavors of vanilla ice cream.

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