Do You Really Know Martin Luther King, Jr.?

20 Jan

MLK

Drake Baer wrote a wonderful article for Fast Company on Martin Luther King, Jr.In the article he relates an incident that happened on a bus when MLK was a young boy. I am glad that he took the anger he felt at the system and used it to make the world a better place. But there is still so much work to be done.

Here is an excerpt:

From his autobiography, we can see that Dr. King developed emotional agility from a young age. Like in this anecdote from 1943:

When I was 14, I traveled from Atlanta to Dublin, Georgia with a dear teacher of mine, Mrs. Bradley (to) participate in an oratorical contest.  We were on a bus returning to Atlanta. Along the way, some white passengers boarded the bus, and the white driver ordered us to get up and give the whites our seats. We didn’t move quickly enough to suit him, so he began cursing us. I intended to stay right in that seat, but Mrs. Bradley urged me up, saying we had to obey the law. We stood up in the aisle for 90 miles to Atlanta. That night will never leave my memory. It was the angriest I have ever been in my life.

To read the full article:

4 Little-Known Reasons Martin Luther King Was An Amazing Leader, Human

 

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