Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. – MLK. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned a world where his children would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. In a tumultuous time, MLK led a civil rights movement that focused on nonviolent protest. His vision of equality and civil disobedience changed the world for his children and the children of all oppressed people. Dr. King changed the lives of African Americans in his time and subsequent decades. Fifty-eight years later, we are continuing to fight for his vision. Not just for the Black community, but for the global anti-racism cause. His legacy continues to influence modern non-violent protests and demonstrations. “The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win, and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.” – Dr. King
Principal of Capital Prep Harbor Lower School, grades K-6 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.