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Throughout his years of social leadership, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraged all people to address pressing social ills through citizen service. As he once said,

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity” to serve. You don’t have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”

- Excerpted from “The Drum Major Instinct”, a sermon by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968. Available in A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

How Can YOU Be Great?

King Day is a time for realizing that each of us has the power to help alleviate poverty, build community and foster peace through nonviolence, if only we have the courage and commitment to work for it. Find out what you can do by visiting www.mlkday.gov, where there’s a host of information about potential opportunities in your area!

Or, if you are interested in volunteering during the King Center’s weeklong festivities, please contact us by writing to programs@thekingcenter.org.

Whether you donate your time, talent or treasure,  join The King Center in strengthening your community! Our programs and services are made possible through the generous

support of individual donors, foundations and corporations. With your support we will continue to provide programs to educate the world about the life, work, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther

King, Jr., and deliver his teachings to current and future generations.

Whether you donate your time, talent or treasure,  join The King Center in strengthening your community! Our programs and services are made possible through the generous support of individual donors, foundations and corporations. With your support we will continue to provide programs to educate the world about the life, work, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and deliver his teachings to current and future generations.