“What is in Your Life’s Blueprint?” – Martin Luther King Jr.

In this episode of the podcast Erin and Jeremy will be hearing and discussing a speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the American civil rights movement and one of the most influential people of all time. Today’s speech was delivered to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967. Today’s message has inspiring calls to action in the pursuit of beauty, love, and justice.

Show Notes:

Original Speech

2 thoughts on ““What is in Your Life’s Blueprint?” – Martin Luther King Jr.”

  1. I’m interested in hearing more about your thoughts on PoC and the victim mentality you mentioned.

    Thanks for your work in PtB.

    1. Hi Noelle, thanks for your comment. Though I can’t speak for Erin, I believe as someone who is not a person of color my opinion doesn’t matter as much as someone who is. I’ve never experienced the racial oppression that so many others face, so what I do is listen to people who have and see what helped them the most. Two people I admire and follow closely are Lisa Nichols and David Goggins, both of which have experienced racial oppression and abuse. One of the things they’ve said helped them deal with these experiences is taking the power away from their oppressors by focusing on bettering themselves despite difficult circumstances and never allowing themselves to continue to be victimized, both internally and externally. Lisa regularly says “I let go of being the victim so I could be the creator.” That may be what Martin Luther King Jr. meant when he said “We must not say burn baby burn, but build baby build”. This is a topic that deserves a much deeper discussion and we’ll certainly be discussing it more, along with other complex issues in future episodes. Thank you so much for your comments and thanks for being a listener!


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