Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy lives on

17Jan11

I have nothing insightful to say about Martin Luther King Jr. or his legacy that hasn’t already been said. So instead I’d like to share my three favorite tributes from this year’s Martin Luther King Day.

First is The Seattle Times’ wonderful compilation of biographies and articles. The reflections about Dr. King are especially moving, and provide a much deeper look into his life and his complex character.

Second is my friend L.K. Hanson’s illustration, which ran in the Star Tribune:

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends by which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

Third is this photograph by my friend and former colleague Jerry Holt:

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”

As long as we speak up about the things that matter, Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy lives on.



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