Discussing Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today, in America, we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. I encourage you to discuss one or more of these quotes with friends and your children.
The majority of the Negroes who took part in the year-long boycott of Montgomery’s buses were poor and untutored; but they understood the essence of the Montgomery movement; one elderly woman summed it up for the rest. When asked after several weeks of walking whether she was tired, she answered: “My feet is tired, but my soul is at rest.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958
- What cause could you get involved in that might help your soul rest even if your feet get tired?
We did not hesitate to call our movement an army. But it was a special army, with no supplies but its sincerity, no uniform but its determination, no arsenal except its faith, no currency but its conscience. ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can’t Wait, 1963
- What army would you like to join?
”The time is always right to do what is right.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
- What can you do right today because it’s right?