Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left us with a rich legacy in his shortened life. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to him. The struggle to attain racial equality through King’s civil rights movement is well known.
What is less known were his efforts toward achieving economic equality for all. It is very much a part of his work, sermons, and speeches. His words on education, money, and morality are eerily prescient.
Dr. King died intestate, that is, without a will. The family did not receive guidance or instructions regarding the use of his many works. As a result, his children have fought amongst themselves in court battles.
Inspiring young students to achieve their best, Dr. King spoke at the Barrett Junior High School, King said: “Set out to do a good job and do that job so well that the living, the dead and unborn couldn’t do it any better.”