Martin Luther King Jr. was born January 15th, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. King fought for equal rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960’s in the United States. Having experienced racism early on, Dr. King, instead of becoming bitter, spent his life working on behalf of his people. Dr. King led a series of peaceful protests in the south that brought about real change in many laws pertaining to the rights of black people in America. Known by the acronym “MLK,” Dr. King was an incredible orator, with his many speeches inspiring people of every color to be better people.
In 1964, MLK received the Nobel Peace Prize. Four years later, Dr. King was assassinated.
Here are some of some notable Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes to inspire us to ever greater heights in the service of others through volunteer work and mentoring: