Every year the 3rd Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S. The assassinated U.S. civil rights leader was celebrated today with speeches and memorials. At Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta they remembered and reflected on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the many events across the United States to honour the slain civil rights leader.
About 50 years ago today, Dr. King had just appeared on the cover of Time magazine as its Man of the Year, and the nation was on the cusp of passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But many of the themes of the civil rights struggle, such as poverty, violence and voting rights, still resonate with people today.
Dr. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and he would’ve been 85 years old this year. The federal holiday is the third Monday in January and has been celebrated since 1986.
In celebration of his legacy and his life work, I’m posting my favourite quotes by him.
R.I.P. Dr. King ♡