Dr. Martin Luther King is one of my heroes. Imagine for a second that you knew you could be assassinated if you continued to purse a cause that you knew was right and just. Could you continue to stand up for what you believe in? I think about this often, and I realize that there are very few people on this earth who could. Does this story remind you of any other historical figure?
MLK was a very selfless man. He realized that segregation would affect generations of people long after he was gone. He saw a window of opportunity to change that while he was alive on this earth and he took it. It amazes me to think that only 40 years ago, African Americans, and other minorities, were not allowed to go to the same schools as Whites, drink at the same fountains, or sit at the front of a bus. We have come a long way to make equality work, and thanks to Dr. King, ”little black boys and black girls are able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”
If you have a moment today, go to AmericanHetoric.com and either listen to or read his famous speech. It’s impossible not to get goose bump. This man is spitting fire.