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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by Pam Velazquez on January 20, 2014 in Stories

Today, we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. for the impact he had on the Civil Rights Movement and his relentless fight for equal rights for all, while maintaining a peaceful non-violent approach.MLK Jr

Dr. King’s message is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago, and we wanted to share a few pieces of his wisdom for our community to reflect on:

 

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.”

- Strength of Love (1963)

 

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

- I Have A Dream Speech, August 28th 1963

 

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

-”Letter from Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963

 

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

- Letter from Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963

 

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

-Speech in St. Louis, Missouri, March 22, 1964

 

We hope that today inspires you to think about Dr. King and also perhaps think about your ancestors and what it must have been like to grow up in a time of such social turmoil and change.

 

What are the words of wisdom from your family that make you think and act differently today?

 

 

2 comments

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1 Michel FrontainJanuary 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

Hello, I have had so many problems trying to get into the DNA information. I have patiently waited weeks to get my results. They are now in but the message I always get when trying to log on is that the DNA page is not available.

Sometimes it says that I need to upgrade my browser to Google Chrome which I cannot do since its the company computer. I have called and am told that I have to access my information via computer and cannot receive it via another method. I would appreciate some feedback on this. thank you,

Michel

2 Anna SwayneJanuary 23, 2014 at 1:55 pm

@Michel, are you still having trouble access your results? You can try using another browser, explorer or firefox to log in and view your results. For help call in to our support center 800.958.9124 they can walk you through the process.

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