Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018: The Presence of Justice


I have always appreciated Martin Luther King Jr. and that causes he fought for and the principles he actively lived, but this year I’m teaching a class on justice literature, and “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” has never felt so poignant, especially given the current political climate. I decided that today was a good day to share what so many others are writing about him today, and to encourage all our readers to take Dr. King’s message to heart: “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” 


This powerful collection of photos

The full collection on Facebook is here.

These words from Representative John Lewis, congressman and Civil Rights leader

Recognizing that we need more than rhetoric

This powerful message from Dr. King’s daughter

Dr. King’s 1967 speech at Stanford

How do you choose to remember the life of Dr. King? What words or actions of his inspire you? Tell us in the comments.