Today we celebrate the 92nd birthday of the late Dr King. He left behind a rich legacy as an activist and prominent leader of the nonviolent civil rights movement in the 50’s and 60’s.
We honor Dr King today by sharing our favorite quotes…
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“A lie cannot live.”
We also share some interesting facts…
- King entered Morehouse College at the age of 15 and received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology at 19.
- At the age of 35, he was the youngest person at the time to receive a Nobel Peace Prize.
- Between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over 6 million miles and spoke over 2,500 times.
- George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are the only other Americans to have their birthdays observed as a national holiday.
- As of 2014, it is estimated that there were over 900 streets named after King in 41 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day!