Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech pierced the hearts of millions across the nation and is arguably one of the most memorable speeches of all time. There are currently over 700 streets in the Unites States that are named after Dr. King with one in almost every major city. Despite being enacted in 1983, all fifty states did not observe MLK day until 17 years later.
Now, every third Monday of the year, millions of people across the United States celebrate the fact that the world is a better place because he dared to live it. He is the only non-president with a national holiday in his honor and since it’s a federal holiday, your kids likely have off from school. If you’re interested in volunteering together in his honor, click here to find a service project with one of our charitable partners.
Below are a few photos from my visit to Atlanta in 2012 where I had the opportunity to visit the National Historic Site of Dr. King which includes Dr. & Mrs. King’s Crypt, The Eternal Flame, Ebenezer Baptist Church and other historic memorabilia.