Each year on this day, I listen to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as inspiration. As a kid, I grew up about 10 miles from the memorial in the early 1970’s, often riding my bike into DC with my friends. I used to love sitting on those steps, admittedly oblivious to the details of momentous event that had taken place there less than a decade earlier.

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Here is one of my favorite MLK quotes.

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

And pop culture takes a try at the message.

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