In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: Intelligence and Character

Today, we honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A religious minister and activist, who rose to become a national leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Best known for marvelous oratory and using nonviolent civil disobedience as means to achieving a benevolent goal of racial equality, Reverend King was taken from us at the young age of 39.

As we reflect on the unique circumstances we’ve endured these past few years, his legacy and messages on freedom, equality, justice and love are as relevant as ever. Now, looking ahead, to a new year full of opportunities, let us remember that when it comes to learning and growing, the strength of our character is equally important to our intelligence.

“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. The broad education will, therefore, transmit to one not only the accumulated knowledge of the race but also the accumulated experience of social living.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Purpose of Education, Author Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
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