Action Beyond the Quote
Civil Rights Era, Listen & Learn, MLK, Racial Justice
For many, the enduring image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is that of a great orator and gifted teacher speaking powerful messages of peace, justice, love and community. His legacy has left us with innumerable quotes that have been immortalized and frequently appropriated. On Feb. 23, Points of Light and Morehouse College hosted a conversation that lifted up a collection of Dr. King’s well-known quotes and examined them in the context of both history and current-day demonstration. Attendees learned from those who are advancing Dr. King’s teachings and nonviolent philosophy and taking action in communities around the world today.