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Photos, Videos and Books Inspiring Us on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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As we honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we look to him for the inspiration we need to continue his work. Racial justice, voting rights, equality, the eradication of poverty and peace in our time are goals he believed in and still worth striving for. To help us go the distance, we’re sharing the items that inspired us from around the Web this MLK Day. The View from the Heavens There’s nothing like a view from a space station of Dr. King’s hometown of Atlanta to make clear just how small our world really is and how much we need one another. To honor King, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly, Tim Kopra and European Space Agency…

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12 Martin Luther King Jr. quotes that are amazingly appropriate for our time

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The world knows the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ’s famous “I have a dream,” speech. The idea of judging someone not by the color of their skin has become a defining cultural sentiment. But Dr. Martin Luther King was also a revolutionary who wasn’t afraid to speak truth to power in soaring rhetoric that remains timeless today. During these difficult times, he still has much to teach us and is a continuing source of inspiration. So, in honor of his birthday, and beyond “I have a dream,” here are 10 of his lesser-known, but amazing prophetic quotes that speak to the present day. We will be … attending rallies without end unless there is a significant and profound change…

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service

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Many of you don’t have to go to work today. Sure, that’s great, sleep in if you like. But when you get up, think about giving back this MLK Day. While the government’s healthcare website might be finicky at best, its site dedicated to this National Day of Service (did you know that existed?) is excellent and lets you pinpoint volunteer opportunities within your community. Check out http://mlkday.gov/serve/find.php to find a project in your area that touches your heart. If you need inspiration, look no further than the man of the day, who underscored to us that “life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘what are you doing for others?’” This is the 20th anniversary of the day we observe…

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