Thank You, Dr. King

Thank You, Dr. King

Reader Comments (19)

  1. Jerod – short and really to the point and very moving – myriads will be written about Dr. King today, but this will probably be one of the very best pieces. And you also have the grace to let the man speak for himself.

    Great job!
    Hillary Rettig,
    Proud Copyblogger member and author of The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way,

  2. Thank you. What a moving tribute to the man on the day we mortals pay tribute to his memory and those others who paved the way.

    Thank you, Jerod.

  3. Amazing speech it is. One such person currently is trying to change things around in my country. I wish the people learn to take a stand against the odds.
    I wish the world had many more such people.

  4. I wish more people would dream and take action.

    This country has come a long way, yet we have a long way to go.

    We need more people like Dr. King to step up.

    What is your dream and how will you step up?

  5. I love your tribute. As you say, nothing pays tribute to Dr. King better than the man himself. Plus, not living in the US anymore, I appreciate the reminder of the day it is.

    With the passing of Dr. King, non-violence (not only, but also) has lost one of its greatest advocates. But old wisdom has it that if you say a man’s name, he is alive. Your tribute shows it’s true. So, Thank You!


  6. “Longevity has its place…” and with this speech as with many of his others King has touched immortality.

    Thank you for the remembering, Jerod, so that we all could take pause in that reflection.

  7. Thank you for reminding me of the last of his moving speeches. It still brings tears to my eyes, and a special kind of joy to my heart.

  8. Hey Jerod

    I have a confession to make.

    I never really noticed you before, but when i listened to the copyblogger editorial teams tips for 2014.

    Your little segment hit me bam between the eyes.

    It was punchy, it was to the point and it was exactly what i needed to focus on this year.

    Any chance you have the transcript for your segment ?

    I would be most grateful.

    Ps. I love the post above, long live the king.

    • Thank you for the kind words Geoffrey. 🙂 I was just honored to be on that panel to provide tips! Glad what I said made a difference. Getting that advice has been a HUGE help for me too. I will email you the transcript.

  9. Hello Jerod, thank you for your post. Honestly, I thought this post would be a long story about Dr.King, but you made it simple and thanks for reminding me about the video.

    Dr. King said, “I’m not worry about anything..”

    And I’m not either.

    Excellent post, Jarod. Thank you.

  10. Growing up in grade school. I always wished i could have met Dr. King. The older i get, the more i see the accomplishments and influence he’s made on so many generations. Just to live in a County renamed and dedicated to his name and image makes me proud. And makes me feel honored to be in a County renamed and dedicated to his dreams and aspirations. I thank the author and the site owner for this little reminder of where we have come from. And reminding us all about the positive outlook on life that is to come. Dr. King and so many others, have shown us that you can do the impossible. Dr. King also showed us (Unwillingly) that sacrifice has it’s benefits. He showed us all that, you have a right to speak out about inequality. He showed us all how to use our voice and minds to express our discomforts. He dream in my eyes lives today. It may not be perfect. At least it lives. His last speech should have not been his last speech. I believe his influence would have had more of a profound effect, if he was allowed to show us further how to never settle for abuse of power. He is a motivating person who’s spirit will never die.

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