The Berman family writes to share the story of a personal letter they received from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Photo and poem sent to us by Rhonda Harris. The poem is an original work presented to Coretta Scott King in May of 1983 at the Truman Library in Independence, MO.
song and video he wrote commemorating Black History Month
On MLK Day many people reached out with their thoughts and appreciation for Dr. King. A few people submitted original works dedicated to Dr. King and we wanted to share those with you.
By Kunbi Tinuoye
They say behind every great man stands a great woman. Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist and widow of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was no exception
by Martin Luther King III.
I am humbled, gratified and overjoyed at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in commemoration of my father’s leadership. It of course means a lot to our family. But more important, it is a great step forward for America.
From a speech by Martin Luther King, III.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is most well-remembered for his “I Have a Dream” speech, as well as his leadership of the American Civil Rights Movement. But I must take this opportunity to affirm that he was also a steadfast champion of the American labor movement. And when the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is dedicated…we will be honoring an American leader who not only lost his life in a labor union struggle, but one who also strongly supported unions as a central part of his ongoing commitment to social and economic justice.