Today is known as “Martin Luther King, Jr.” day, and I am among the millions of people who have been inspired this great man. In fact, his work and his legacy formed part of the very reason why I went to law school in the first place – I wanted to give a voice to those who would otherwise be ignored. But, Dr. King did so much more than simply give a “voice” – he gave all of us an ideal to strive toward; he gave us his “Dream”.
That timeless speech, in my opinion, is one of the greatest speeches in recorded History. I have listened to his words time and again, and each time I am humbled. For my part, of particular importance of his words: “I have a dream where my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Like many others, I share that dream – that we should all be judged by the content of our own characters.
So, while we live through our daily lives, I hope that we may be able to take the time to honor the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in our own, personal ways.