Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day in 1929. As young people, we recognize his contribution to our nation and the world and we honor him on this day.
His strong leadership and unprecedented power of speech gave people the faith and courage to keep working peacefully for justice, even when others did not. His work led to new laws that ended the practice of keeping people of different backgrounds apart, making life fairer for everyone.
We will always remember the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. The legacy of Dr. King lives in each of us. As young people we commit ourselves to doing whatever we can to help achieve his dream of fairness, peace, and justice.