Although MLK Day is mostly just an United States holiday, it’s important to remember that Dr. King believed his messages of love, tolerance, and courage should not be limited by the borders of a map; much of Dr. King’s philosophy was itself deeply inspired by his travels across the world.
A spiritual successor to Mahatma Gandhi, a contemporary of Malcolm X and John F. Kennedy, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is certainly one of the greatest influential figures in recent history. Though his dream is not yet fully realized, in the time since his death it has become more reality than fantasy. In honor of that dream, we are encouraged to do good, to be better, and to remember to do so always.
“Darkenss cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.