“Make a career of humanity…” -Martin Luther King, Jr

On Wednesday, August 24th, the District of Columbia Public Schools Central Office cancelled school cross the district due to the earthquake that had shaked the northeast on Tuesday.  My mother was coming to visit later on Wednesday, but pushed up her train so we could have some extra time together.  We decided to tour the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial.  What a sight to see!

As I walked around the memorial and reflected on the quotes surrounding the statue, I came across one that really resonated with my spirit. It caught my eye because I hadn’t heard it before.   Read it below:

“Make a career of humanity…  It will enrich your spirit as nothing else possibly can.  It will give you that rare sense of nobility that can only spring from love and selflessly helping your fellow man…  You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

That quote is my charge.  It speaks to why I live.  I will always remember viewing the memorial the week it was unveiled and this quote will carry me through my journey.  I hope it inspires you as well.

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3 thoughts on ““Make a career of humanity…” -Martin Luther King, Jr

  1. Vikki Roy says:

    Hello Darla, I found this post through a search on the quote! I had a similar response to reading the quote at the memorial. I have not been able to get it out of my mind. I guess that is a sign that I should act upon it. So I am starting my journey now. Everything in it’s time. Keep up the inspiring work.

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