Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Reflections

January 18, 2016
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Where We Go From Here: Rededicating Ourselves to Dr. King’s Legacy of Nonviolence

Today we celebrate the birth, the life and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s words and actions have inspired millions of Americans and continue to inspire a new generation of leaders.

As I reflect on Dr. King’s life and legacy, his work and his relationship with my late husband Medgar, I recall one quote that is engrained in my memory, and is ever so important today:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. The beauty of nonviolence is that in its own way and in its own time it seeks to break the chain reaction of evil."

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