“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., October 26, 1967
“Sisters and brothers, today our nation commemorates the life and legacy of a transformational leader. In a life cut too short, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. relentlessly pursued racial equality and justice and made unforgettable gains for civil rights in this country.
Dr. King’s call for labor rights, economic fairness, and racial justice rings as true today as it ever did. We, as a labor movement, continue that fight every day.”
Sito Pantoja, General Vice President