50 years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood on a hotel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee.
He was not the first person to lead the Civil Rights movement, but he was one of the most iconic and most vocal in the fight for equality.
While he was an imperfect human being, he was a perfect leader. He spoke to everyone who saw the injustice being done to the African-American community and were willing to take a public stand against that injustice.
His “I have a dream speech” is as resonant in 2018 as it was in 1963.
Decades later, we remember and respect Dr. King for everything that he did and still does for those who feel disenfranchised. His physical body maybe gone, but his words and his legacy continue to live on.
May his memory continue to be a blessing and may we one day live up to the ideals that he fought and died for.