The Meaning

Coretta King’s beautiful words about a beautiful man. Especially:”…timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership.” Precisely what is missing in the U.S. “leadership” today!!


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Every year, I try to find the right way to recognize Martin Luther King Day. This year, I thought I’d let his wife, his partner, his widow, Coretta Scott King, explain the meaning of the holiday.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King

What a glorious speech. What a glorious man.


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I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered this speech on 28th August 1963.

“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in…

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