The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

On January 16, 2017 we commemorate the birthday, and the life, of Martin Luther King Jr.. He was a major figure out the Civil Rights movement, perhaps the largest figure. Many of his quotes have become instantly recognizable and inspired countless kids. His dream became their dream, and it opened up possibilities that previously seemed impossible simply due the color of their skin. While Martin Luther King Jr. may be gone, his legacy lives on as a major defining part of American history.

Our libraries will be closed on Monday, January 16th to commemorate his birthday, but take this opportunity to swing by your library and pick up some books to delve into the history of this important movement.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.


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