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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 17, 2014

Becoming King

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” – Martin Luther King

Under the shadow of the man who had abolished slavery one hundred years ago, Martin Luther King delivered his powerful ‘I Have a Dream’ speech to over 250,000 civil rights on 28th August 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It is perhaps the most well-known oratory given in living-memory, and the defining moment of the tireless struggle of African-Americans and their allies toward political, social, and economic equality for all in the United States. King’s vision, of a world in which his children would not be “judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character”, is a beautiful and inspiring one, and – whilst we might not be quite there yet – we’re certainly a lot closer than we would be without him.

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this coming Monday, UPSO have made the below chapters on Martin Luther King available for one month:

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