"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, men other-centered can build up. I believe that we shall overcome." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"As a nation chooses its heroes and heroines, a nation interprets its history and shapes its destiny. The commemoration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. can help America realize its true destiny as the global model for democracy, economic and social justice, and as the first nonviolent society in human history." - Mrs. Coretta Scott King
With MLK50 Forward: Together We Win with Love for Humanity as the global theme, The King Center will host a broad spectrum of events and initiatives in global commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination (April 4, 1968) and in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of The King Center's founding (June 26, 1968). Learn more about the 2018 Holiday Theme at The King Center website.