Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Memory--Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
--Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968

Find this and other King quotes online at Quote of the Day.

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Today is the official day designated to honor the memory of slain minister and civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., who was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Information about his life and accomplishments is available online at The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the Atlanta institution dedicated to King's legacy.  In addition to its programs and events, the Center has a digital archive of nearly one million documents that are searchable and viewable online.

Boston University is also home to a smaller Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive, which includes a collection of King's manuscripts, personal papers, and photographs.  The archive stages numerous on-site exhibits throughout the year.

This blog post could never capture the scope and historic importance of Dr. King's many contributions to advancing social justice, civil rights, human dignity, and peace.  It is merely a small tribute to a great American man who had the courage to act on his convictions and, as a result, made the world a better place.


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