The speech he gave 50 years ago this August is still one of the most powerful we have heard and much of it still holds true. Though many of the horrors he speaks of are not an issue today, they have been replaced with other atrocities for other minorities. We need to listen to Mr. King and take his words to heart. 50 years later, we still have a lot of work to do.
Let's take a look at some of the great people we likely would not have without Martin Luther King, Jr.
|President Obama - Image from Wiki|
|Oprah Winfrey - Image from Wiki|
|Will Smith - Image from Wiki|
First African American to receive a PhD in Computer Science
He attended the speech posted above.
Image from buffalo.edu