Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we commemorate the exemplerary life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. saw injustice and was compelled to take a stand against the status quo.  His courage, actions, leadership, faith and ultimate sacrifice forced America to change it’s laws and practices to extend basic rights and open doors to African Americans.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things and became a hero. His example is a reminder  of Phillipians 4:13″I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Here’s is a look at Martin the man of action and a few family moments.

MLK with family 1963Mom & Dad with Dexter, Martin 3rd and Bernice King

MLK with Abernathy children marching to Montgomery, AL 1963MLK with Abernathy children marching to Montgomery, AL 1963

MLK jr with his father and son, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 1963. Photo by Richard AvedonMartin Luther King Jr with his dad and son

MLK at SNLC offices AtlantaMartin at Atlanta SNLC offices

MLK march on Washington in 1963On the front lines at the March on Washington in 1963

MLK being arrested Alabama 1962Martin Luther King Jr. being arrested in Alabama 1962

MLK 1962 march Selma to Montgomery, AlabamaIn the thick of criticism during the Selma to Montgomery march

MLK Birmingham going to jail 1963


MLK in birmingham-jailMartin Luther King Jr in the Birmingham jail

MLK quote from Birmingham jail 1963

Thank You for standing on the front lines for all mankind.

You can make a difference, You can change the world.

Click here for another tribute to MLK Jr- The courage & faith to change the world.