Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr
The greatest civil rights leader of his generation.
Firm belief in justice for all, racial equality and advancing civil rights through nonviolence.
A Baptist Minister and First President of Southern Leadership Conference.

Speech by Dr Martin Luther King Jr: October 26th, 1967.
Location: Barratt Junior High School, Philadelphia.
What is your life’s Blueprint? Do you have a solid foundation? A deep belief in your own dignity and worth? Always feel that you count, you have worth and your life has ultimate significance. Have a basic principle and determination to achieve excellence in your various fields of endeavour. Decide early what you are inclined to do and when you determine it, make up your mind to be the best at it. Study Hard. Burn the midnight oil. Don’t drop out of school, I would understand all the sociological reasons why we drop out of school, I urge you, in spite of your economic plight, in spite of situations that make you live in intolerable conditions,

Stay in school.

When you discover what you are called to do or be in life, Do it with excellence, regardless of the circumstances that surround you. If you are called to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Finally, “If a man can write a better book,  preach a better sermon or make a better mousetrap than his neighbour, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door” Ralph Waldo Emerson. Be Excellent, not a great “black dentist”, but a “great dentist”.

Best wishes and be your own best self!