Legacy of King lives on today

Published 12:12 am Sunday, January 19, 2014

As we move into tomorrow’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is important to remember the impact Dr. King had on America and helping shape the future of the country for equal opportunity.

Almost 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the dream that he led still shines.

Although he led a charge that could have easily divided citizens even more, his courage, perseverance, and ability to articulate his message and reasoning were unparalleled in many aspects.

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As a Baptist minister, he was able to help transform the opinion, challenge and remind the citizens and government of the United States that the rights promised should be for everyone.

This also meant that all should have the ability to patronize any restaurant.

We should always remember that if you want change, you have to be involved.

This is as simple as being responsible and voting or making your voice heard, no matter what others think.

Of the iconic figures in American history, Dr. King definitely has a place cemented on that very exclusive list.