Our Mentor MLK
Although deceased, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is our mentor. He thought so little of the hardships to himself and was about aiding others. We dedicate our company, work, and passion to this true man of God who dedicated his life to others to make the world a better place for everyone, no matter his/her color, gender, nor nationality.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. In the 1960s, Dr. King fought for equal rights for black Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. Experiencing racism early on in his life, he decided to work diligently in ending racism in the United States of America. Inspired by his Christianity beliefs and Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian lawyer and political ethicist, Dr. King led a series of peaceful protests in the south that brought about real change in many laws pertaining to the rights of black Americans.
Dr. King received the Noble Peace Price in 1964. He was one of the many leaders of the March on Washington in 1963. In 1965, he helped organize the Selma to Montgomery marches. Sadly, he was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
We appreciate Dr. King and his courage to fight for what was right. Because of his hard work and sacrifices, we are able to live out his Dream.
I Have a Dream Speech
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s iconic I Have a Dream Speech was delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: (13:50)
I have a dream that one day down in Alabama with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today.
Martin Luther King Jr.: (14:27)
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain and the crooked places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. This is a faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
Martin Luther King Jr.: (15:29)
This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning, My country, Tis of thee, Sweet land of Liberty, Of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, Land of the Pilgrim’s pride, From every mountainside, Let freedom ring. If America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
Martin Luther King Jr.: (15:58)
So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snow capped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that, let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring, and when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholic, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!