Rembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BEA POSITIVE:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. “  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

I admire Martin Luther King Jr. because he had a vision.  He had a dream.  On what would have been his 83rd birthday, “let’s continue to learn from his legacy and seek to apply the same quality of growth and expanded vision in our own lives.”  (from a post that was first published at http://www.kellylowenstein.wordpress.com)

Top 10 Little-Known Facts about Martin Luther King Jr.:

  1. MLK Jr. Day was not recognized as a paid national holiday in all 50 states until 2000.  (TIME)
  2. The U2 song “Pride (In the Name of Love)” was written about MLK Jr. (Post Chronicle)

“Early morning April 4 shot rings out in the Memphis sky

Free at last, they took your life but could not take your pride”

  1. He went to Morehouse College at the age of 15 (BBC)
  2. He is the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. At the age of 35. (Nobel)
  3. He saved the original series of Star Trek by encouraging actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura, to stay on the show (National Post)
  4. MLK Jr. died at the age of 39.  He himself predicted that he would not live to age 40. (BBC)
  5. He was the 1st black American to be named TIME Man of the Year.  (TIME)
  6. Over 730 streets in the U.S. are named after him  (WS Journal)
  7. He travelled over 6 million miles during his lifetime. (Nobel)

10. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Michael Luther King Jr.  (Nobel)

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. David Ji
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 11:46:44

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. “ very inspiring!!

    Happy New Year, Bea.

    Reply

    • beapositive
      Jan 17, 2012 @ 13:12:24

      Happy New Year, David!
      I hope Bentonville is treating you well. I’m sure it’s a bit chilly there these days. Thanks so much for staying in touch.
      Bea

      Reply

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