He achieved all of these things in his short thirty nine years on earth when his life came to an end while standing up for the poor. He led the Poor Peoples Campaign in 1968 which was not supported by some. He gave his last speech in 1968 on April 3, in Memphis, Tenn. He predicted his end but wanted to keep his dream alive of equal rights for all.
His faith sustained him through the darkest times. He believed, "No lie can live forever." He said, "You reap what you sow." He stood by his convictions not to use violence because it expresses hatred. He quoted,
"All men were created equal." He believed in prayer for those who persecuted him and walked in forgiveness.
Let us continue to remember his legacy and the beliefs he stood for. Parades were watched, speeches given, children taught his story to keep his dream alive. He is an example of taking a ground and standing up to what is right even when it was very difficult. He did not waver in his beliefs.