The life of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and black civil rights leader continues to inspire people around the world with his message of non-violence and equal rights for all.
Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an official holiday observed with parades, community events, and festivals to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on "MLK Day", celebrated this year on Monday, January 16, 2017.
As usual, also watch for MLK Day neighborhood activities taking place — in the nation's capital, across the nation, and around the world — in a day of service commemorating the life and work of the history-making civil rights leader.
Quotes for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On education: "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
On tolerance: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
On service to others: "Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace."
On perseverance: “If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run, then walk, if you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."
On love: “I have decided to stick to love... Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
More about Martin Luther King Jr. Day around the Web:
Around the Web, learn more about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in quotes, biographies, famous speeches, poems, and kid's
activities to remember the day and to celebrate the man who captured the imagination of millions ....
The King Center - With inspiring calls to action for continuing his work, a history of MLK Day, information on current events and celebrations, plus theme graphics and clip art.
Capture the Dream - Courtesy of the National Parks Service featuring info and hours of official MLK historic sites including
the visitor center, his birth home, the Ebenezer Baptist Church and more together with special programs and recent news.