It was almost 32 years ago that President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that officially created a federal holiday honoring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday’s 29th observance of the holiday honoring Dr. King, the CCTV America Digital Media Team decided to remember the activist through his words on service, justice, and hope for humanity.
March on Washington:
From the famous “I Have A Dream” speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, on Aug. 28, 1963.
A Sermon in Montgomery:
From his “Conquering Self-Centeredness,” sermon, delivered at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama on Aug. 11, 1957.
A Speech in Selma:
From a speech on courage from the pulpit, in Selma, Alabama on Mar. 8, 1965.
A Reflection on the Montgomery Bus Boycott:
From Dr. King’s memoir, “Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story,” published in 1958.
A Reflection on Loving One’s Enemies:
From his Christmas sermon delivered at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama on Dec. 25, 1957.