What We Can Learn from Martin Luther King Jr.
“When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
This note was a promise that all men, yes, Black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s. name is synonymous with Civil Rights. He dreamed of an America where all mankind, black and white, were treated on equal grounds. He believed that that principle is what America was founded on. He knew that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were inspired documents that made that dream possible. He knew that brotherhood was what we should strive for; that no person was above another. He knew that harboring hate and resentment would not fix the problem, but only exaggerate it. Let us remember his words, and strive to live by them.
“Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.”