Driving from Georgia to Arizona, we made a stop in Memphis, TN. We visited the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The power and legacy of this one peace-minded person were palpable.
At first, he was a reluctant civil rights leader.
He had (very legitimate) fears: personal safety, the safety of his family…
But he served anyway.
It only took one person to lead a nation and provide inspiration for decades thereafter.
But what can I do? You might ask.
When you hear hate, speak up.
When you see injustice, take action.
When it’s election time, vote.
Thank you, Martin Luther King, Jr., for your leadership.*
*from Light Watkins