I was only 5 years old when he gave his famous “I have a Dream” speech. I grew up hearing about him and hearing criticism of him. I was older by the time I started really paying attention to the raging debates. I believe the thing I admire most is his willingness to stand up and tell people what he believed. His critics affirmed he had many faults but the one thing no one debates is the man had plenty of courage to stand up for what he believed. Five years after his speech he paid with his life. Looking for and sharing his quotes this week I came across one that affected me profoundly.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I am choosing to be silent no longer.