Imagining a Better World in Letters: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of equality and civil disobedience. King’s vision of a world in which one is judged for her character is one that continues to inspire people in all walks of life. There is no doubt that he understood the power of the written word, as exemplified by his handwritten drafts of speeches and letters to family, friends, and fellow activists.

A letter that King wrote to his secretary Maude as he concluded his stay in India. Photo courtesy of End Paper, The Paperblanks Blog (http://blog.paperblanks.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Martin-Luther-King-Jr-I-Have-a-Dream-Handwritten.jpg). Be sure to check out more of his letters archived at www.thekingcenter.org.

A letter that King wrote to his secretary Maude as he concluded his stay in India. Photo courtesy of End Paper, The Paperblanks Blog (http://blog.paperblanks.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Martin-Luther-King-Jr-I-Have-a-Dream-Handwritten.jpg). Be sure to check out more of his letters archived at www.thekingcenter.org.

His message of hope continues to live on in his letters. Perhaps, more importantly, his ideas continue to permeate our actions today and our dreams of a better tomorrow.

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