Dear Commons Community,
Today, we remember with affection and gratitude, the contribution of Martin Luther King, Jr. to our country. His messages of peace, racial understanding, and caring for children in poverty are as important today as five decades ago. We need a Martin Luther King, Jr. to help ease racial tension in our cities in the aftermath of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. We need a Martin Luther King, Jr. to help us deal with the horrific violence against innocents by terrorists at home and abroad. We need a Martin Luther King, Jr. to remind us of our commitment to poor children, the majority of whom live in poverty here in the richest country the world has ever known.
Martin Luther King, Jr. December 25, 1957