Today January 16th, is Martin Luther King Day. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. Read more at: Martin Luther King Day
The full version of Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the King Holiday, and to encourage ongoing service throughout the year, we are launching the MLK 25 Challenge — a call to all Americans to honor Dr. King by pledging to take at least 25 actions during 2011 to make a difference for others and strengthen our communities. Ask yourself this question: What are you doing for others?
Dr. Martin Luther King: We Shall Overcome. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made use of “we shall overcome” in the final Sunday March 31, 1968 speech before his assassination. In a 1965 speech King explained the reasons why he believed “we shall overcome” in terms very similar to those used in a 1957 speech to support his belief in “an other-loving God working forever through history for the establishment of His kingdom”.
Dr. Martin Luther King’s Last Speech: “I Have Been To The Mountaintop”. Martin Luther King’s Last Speech: “I Have Been To The Mountaintop”. An excerpt from the last speech given by Rev. Dr. Martian Luther King Jr. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee the next day on April 4, 1968.