16 Jan Praise for Martin Luther King Jr: One of the Greatest Speakers of all Time
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Influential and inspirational, Martin Luther King Jr. is considered one of the greatest speakers of all time. His powerful and moving speeches helped to inspire and mobilize the Civil Rights Movement in America, which echoed worldwide. MLK Jr’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech is characterized by its eloquence, passion and power to convert a message of profound hope and future progress.
MLK Jr’s speeches were unique as they were rooted in biblical language and imagery, inspired by his work as a Baptist Minister. His experience as a Minister prepared him to address large audiences in a clear and connected manner that cannot be matched by many.
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
We remember the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. on the third Monday of January each year. The day reminds us of the incredible impact that King had on the Civil Rights Movement and the progress that was made toward racial equality during his lifetime. Organizations, educational institutions and government leaders around North America take this day to honour this revolutionary activist for the sacrifices he made in the pursuit of justice.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is also a great time to reflect on the ongoing issues of racism, discrimination, and inequality. It serves as an opportunity to be mindful of all the work yet to be completed to reach social and racial justice and equality. We all have a role to play in making a change.
MLK Jr’s message was one of nonviolence, and it encourages us to find peaceful solutions to resolve conflicts and to reject hate and division.
Be Part of the Change
Three ways to take initiative:
1. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. and his incredible legacy, as well as the history of the Civil Rights Movement
2. Work as a team to build a company culture that is inclusive and diverse
3. Reflect on the ways you can make a positive change beyond your organization by supporting local social and racial justice groups
Book a Speaker for MLK Jr. Day
Booking a keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a great way to educate, inspire and leave a lasting impression on your audience. A speaker can provide your audience with the insight, history and tools they need to become an effective ally and champion of diversity.
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