We Remember Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you can’t fly, then run,
If you can’t run, then walk,
If you can’t walk, then crawl,
But whatever you do,
You have to keep moving forward.

—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Diana Owusu
    HSA Columbus, Class of 2014

  • King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin. The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. In 1934, however, his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. As a result, King Sr. changed his own name as well as that of his 5-year-old son.

    Edward Capps
    HSA Cleveland, Class of 2010