Dare to be Different in Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Martin Luther King, Jr.Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. On January 20, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and leadership together as a nation. (from widipedia.com)

What our authors have to say about Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no question of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s character. There is no confusion about who he was. But there may be something of great value missing from our memory banks. What did he really stand for? What motivated him to take that stand that eventually cost him his life? Read more from Denise Mistich.

The racial equality that continues to elude us continues to embarrass me for my race.  My earliest encounter with racial bias – the plague of humanity – was etched on my heart and in my mind in early childhood.  More than 60 years later, I still don’t understand it.  It still hurts. Read more from Margery Phelps.

Through the grace of God and my experience, I have come to appreciate every day as a gift and another opportunity to find purpose in life and make a difference. I truly believe everything happens for a reason and while I am not completely privy to the reasoning behind some of my experiences, I know this — I am still here to share my ideas in the hopes that they make a positive and lasting difference. Read more from Mary Fam.

There is more coming from Dr. Janiece Andrews, the first African American woman to graduate from Penn State University Milton S. Hershey Medical College.

martin-luther-kingWe would like to hear your thoughts on Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Dream for our Nation.

  1. What do you think Martin Luther King, Jr.’s true mission was?
  2. Do you believe his dream has come true?
  3. How do you think you might “Dare to be Different” as Martin Luther King, Jr. did and make a difference in your community?
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