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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King at a press conference.
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The Martin Luther King Holiday has just passed and as I was reflecting on the significant contributions that Dr. King made to this world, I was reminded by my twitter friends about the many great quotes Dr. King made. Powerful quotes like, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” And,  “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” There is a wealth of quotes and challenging speeches through out the many writings by and about Dr. King. So my challenge to you this year is to read one book by or about Martin Luther King Jr. As you read pay attention to what MLK stood for, why he stood for what he stood for and most importantly how he took a stand. If you take away the what, why, how you take away the from the example that Dr. King set.

Here are a few recommendations:

A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King and James M. Washington (Dec 7, 1990)

About Jared Sorber

My heart is to help people come together to be who they are meant to be and do what they are meant to do.

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