Today, we at Praxia Partners reflect on 2014– a year of tragedies, triumphs, and passionate demonstrations and protests. We honor the millions of Americans who sparked the civil rights movement– and the millions who preserve its legacy today by fighting for social justice.
The civil rights movement isn’t a relic of the past, it’s an ongoing push to ensure that all Americans have equal protection and equal opportunity. King accepted the award on behalf of countless unsung activists who helped make progress possible.
His sentiments feel as relevant today as they did decades ago:
“I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men.”
Below, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.