Today in the USA we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Dr. King is a man who lived and died for what he believed in. He stood up for what is right, fought against the systematic racism and oppression on behalf of black people and communities of oppressed peoples worldwide.
Here is a speech Dr. King delivered at Baratt Junior High School in Philadelphhia, PA on October 26th, 1967. He opens the speech asking, "What is your life's blueprint?"
This is an inspirational speech for young people and grown folks alike. It's never too late to reevaluate and revise our life's blueprint. Dr. King states that an integral part of our life's blueprint should be a deep belief in our own dignity and self-worth. "You should not be ashamed of your color."
"Secondly, in your life's blueprint, you must have as a basic principle the determination to achieve excellence in your various fields of endeavor." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.