My Favorite Focus Point From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy live on beyond the expiration of his life on earth. So much can be said about him and his accomplishments. I’ll simply allow his words and the photos below to say it all.
The ultimate measure of a man is not determined by where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but rather where he stands at times of conflict and controversy.” –Dr. Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King, Jr., marching with Rev. Ralph Abernathy, right, and Bishop Julian Smith, left, in Memphis, Tenn., March 28, 1968.
Martin Luther King with the 250,000 strong crowd at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, 1963. Photographed by Francis Miller/Getty Images
The march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went forward March 28. Most of the 5,000-plus who participated were described as working-class, church-going people who donned their Sunday best because they believed in the righteousness of the strike and they believed in King. The “I Am A Man” signs distributed that day came to symbolize the strike effort. Photo by Richard L Copley.