Remembering, Honoring and Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil rights activist who was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. He was 39 years old.

The family of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., walk in the funeral procession in Atlanta, April 9, 1968. From left: daughter Yolanda, 12; King’s brother A.D. King; daughter Bernice, 5; widow Coretta Scott King; Rev. Ralph Abernathy; sons Dexter, 7, and Martin Luther King III, 10 (AP Photo)

Dr. King spent his lifetime exposing the unfair and cruel treatment of African Americans throughout the United States. He fought for racial and economic equality and inspired countless others to do the same in the Civil Rights Movement.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. locks arms with his aides as he leads a march of several thousands to the court house in Montgomery, Ala., March 17, 1965. From left: Rev. Ralph Abernathy, James Foreman, King, Jesse Douglas, Sr., and John Lewis (partially out of frame). (AP Photo)
The following leaders are visible on the front row, wearing leis: John Lewis, Ralph Abernathy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Ralph Bunche. Brown Chapel AME Church and the George Washington Carver Homes are behind them. Sylvan Street was later renamed Martin Luther King Street. (Alabama Media Group)
1958 photo of Martin Luther King Jr. being arrested in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Charles Moore/Smithsonian)

Today we take the time to honor the life, the work and the legacy of Dr. King. There are several online opportunities to do just that.

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr is welcomed with a kiss by his wife Coretta Scott King after leaving court in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1956 (AP Photo)

Thank you, Dr. King. Rest in peace.