7 Martin Luther King Quotes to Live By in 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. is one of America’s greatest leaders.  His advocacy and leadership in the civil rights movements is inspirational.

7 Quotes to live by in 2017:

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  1. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  2. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
  3. Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
  4. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
  5. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
  6. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?
  7. The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King | 2017 Dallas Winning Speech 25th Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition – Sierra Jones

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The 2017 Dallas Winning Speech 25th Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition winner is 11 year old Sierra Jones.   This year’s topic was what Martin Luther King would say about Muhammad Ali’s contribution to society.

Eleven-year-old Sierra Jones, a fifth-grade student at Charles Rice Learning Center in Dallas, captured first place at the 25th Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition. Sierra’s speech highlighted Ali’s refusal of the Vietnam War, as well as his boxing triumphs, tying together Ali’s fights in and out of the ring.

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“So I would say fight when you are tired,

fight for what you believe,

fight like my friend Muhammad Ali,

fight until you can’t fight any more,”

This is something I, too, learned.

And if I had to take a line from him, I would say

‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,’

I will be great because of a man like Muhammad Ali.”

Happy Martin Luther King Day

Happy Martin Luther King day! Martin Luther King was a great leader. It is evident that he has influenced many including our youth. Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr day with the 2012 MLK Jr Oratory winner, Matthias McBride. Matthias McBride shares a power speech about hope, determination and change.

“When one is hungry, everyone is hungry.

When one is homeless, everyone is homeless.

When one is unemployed, everyone is unemployed.

There comes a time when one must take a position that is

neither safe nor popular nor political.

But one must take that position because it … is … right!”

 

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