It’s the third Monday of January which means here in the United States we are celebrating the life and wisdom of Martin Luther King, JR. King was perhaps one of the greatest orators and moral visionaries the world has ever seen. The articulation of King’s dream, that one day his children would be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character, are among the most famous and enduring words ever spoken in our nation’s history.
As a civil rights icon, King will be remembered for drawing to a close a very disgusting part of US history and finally allowing all men to be truly equal.
I challenge you today to learn more about the man who played such a key role in the civil rights movement here in America. Below is a list of materials that can help you get started to learn more about the man behind the dream.
• “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” (DVD), PBS Studio.
• “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year,” by Tavis Smiley.
• “Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader and American Hero,” by Hugh Roome. Children’s title.
• “My Life, My Love, My Legacy,” by Coretta Scott King.