Martin Luther King Jr.
We honor Dr. King and his life’s work which was dedicated to social justice, equality, accessible housing, affordable health care, and protecting voting rights.
Each year on the third Monday of January we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. Let us reflect on his life and achievements on this day.
“I Have a Dream” speech delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.
“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”. The last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis, Tennessee. On the following day, King was assassinated.
King’s last words were to musician Ben Branch, who was scheduled to perform that night at a planned event. King said, “Ben, make sure you play ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’ in the meeting tonight. Play it real pretty”.