“Shot rings out in the Memphis sky…”

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photo shoulder and up of Martin Luther King, Jr - in color - green grass in backgroundOn this day 45 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. In the interest of this day and what it and Dr. King’s life represents – in my opinion, the continuing need for progress toward understanding and equality – here are links to some history about Dr. King and for access to his speeches and works.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

Snippets of speeches by Dr. King (NPR)

Various other speeches/writings by Dr. King

Quotes and access to “The Purpose of Education

May the dream live on…

(the title of the post is from the U2 lyrics to “Pride (in the name of love)”)

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