New MLK Memorial Brings To Light Humanitarian Legacy

January/February 2012 EHL Newsletter Excerpt

Although most of us tend to think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. simply as a Southern civil rights pioneer and American hero, the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr., National Memorial in Washington D.C. illuminates his lesser known struggle for international human rights.

This is evident from Dr. King’s powerful quotes on the Inscription Wall at the MLK Memorial where he addresses the global realities of racism, poverty and war, such as, “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

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