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Keyword: martin luther king

By Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

As we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s tempting to quote the man whose words captured the meaning of freedom, collective conscience and what today we call “woke.” Words were said from a Birmingham jail, a pulpit, at the head of a march, in community centers, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and in quiet conversations among friends and family.   

What I recall is the spirit in which these words were said. Dr. King’s words were a rallying cry for respect. They were a call to action and a call for personal reflection. They asked each of us to stand up, be engaged, and live our lives with dignity and grace.

Dr. King asked us to watch out and care for each other. He asked us to take care of our own selves so we can be our brothers' and sisters' keepers.

It is in this spirit that we celebrate the man, the work, and the call to pay it forward.


By Taylor Butler, Towson High School Senior and Baltimore County Office of Communications Intern 

People share their dreams in many ways. The dream Dr. King had was to bring tranquility to his fellow man with hope and peace. I feel the world will be eternally grateful for Dr. King. His vison and courage helped pave the way for many people, including myself.

Dr. King's dream has helped open my eyes to see the world from a different perspective.

By putting the best foot forward, I have gained well-valued experiences, created new connections and am able to better visualize myself in my "ideal career." After high school I plan to attend college to study broadcast journalism. Broadcast journalists present their stories to a wide audience. With the help of watching Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a strong and confident man who not only spoke his dream to the members of his church, but to the world, I will one day build the confidence to present my stories to the world. I hope to be half the person he was.

Happy Birthday to the man who brought America closer. May his dream live on.  #ThankYouMLK


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017