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7 V⁠i⁠deos ⁠t⁠o ⁠i⁠nsp⁠i⁠re you on Mar⁠t⁠⁠i⁠n Lu⁠t⁠her K⁠i⁠ng, Jr. Day

January 16, 2023

Equal Opportunity

January 16, 2023

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. To say he was a trailblazer who changed the world would be an understatement. He encouraged people to lead with love, to listen to one another and take action in ways we are still feeling today. 

Here are seven videos to help you get to know the man and his impact better:

  1. What Inspired Martin Luther King, Jr.?
    Learn about some events that influenced slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. – and an unexpected location.
  1. Dr. Benjamin E. Mays talks about Martin Luther King, Jr. as student
    Hear what Martin Luther King, Jr. was like as a student at Morehouse College.
  1. I Have a Dream speech 
    Watch Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most iconic speech, given on August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. 
  1. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nobel Prize acceptance speech 
    In 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. won a Nobel Peace Prize. At only 35 years old, he was the youngest person ever to receive that honor. Here is the speech he gave accepting the award. 
  1. I’ve Been to the Mountaintop speech 
    The day before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his last speech. In it, he called for unity, economic actions, boycotts and nonviolent protest.
  1. Coretta Scott King on Life With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    One of the integral keepers of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy was his widow Coretta Scott King. In this video, you can hear her speak about her life with him. 
  1. Children give speeches inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. 
    Today, people still look to Martin Luther King, Jr. as an inspiration for social change through nonviolent means. Here are 4th and 5th grade students from Dallas and Houston taking up the mantle for the next generation.

Through those videos, we hope you got to know more about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s history, work – and the legacy that lives on.