I just want to leave a committed life behind

Martin & Coretta with their four children, Yolanda, Martin, Dexter and Bernice
Martin & Coretta with their four children, Yolanda, Martin, Dexter and Bernice

Martin Luther King was my age (39) when his life was cut short in 1968. Thought I’d share one of his quotes with you.

“Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter. I won’t have any money to leave behind. I won’t have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind. And that’s all I want to say.”

mlk coretta and baby

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