This may be one of the best topics ever for a #MotivationalMonday! So many of Dr. King’s messages are filled with motivational thoughts, and his words continue to resonate around the world, everywhere hope is more valued than fear.
Reminders of Dr. King dot the landscape of America, ensuring that children of future generations will continue to know his name and the guiding principles by which he stood. In fact, did you know …
- King is the second-most admired person of the 20th century (Mother Theresa is first), according to a 1999 Gallup Poll
- There are approximately 900 streets named after Dr. King in the United States and Puerto Rico
- More than 100 schools across America are named after Dr. King
- More than 50 parks, plazas, sculptures, and statues have been dedicated to Dr. King
- More than 40 countries have issued over 100 postage stamps commemorating Dr. King
- King was the first African American to be honored with a memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (which is located at 1964 Independence Avenue, SW, to commemorate the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
It is nearly impossible to overestimate the importance of Dr. King and the teachings he imparted to citizens of the United States, and the world.
5 Quotes from the Inscription Wall at the MLK Memorial in Washington, D.C.
- “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
- “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”
- “If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”
- “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
- “True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.”
Take this Martin Luther King Day to celebrate, reflect, volunteer, and more. Use Search&Win to find local celebrations and activities, and to know more about Martin Luther King Jr., his life, and his work.
P.S. Echoing the words of Dr. King, you might be thinking, “I have a dream to win the next SuperPrize and become a PCH millionaire!” If that’s your dream, then you should be entering every day!