A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King

If you were to create a list of Americans who’ve had great influence on our country during the past 100 years, it would not be complete without the name Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While he’s best remembered for fighting for civil rights for African Americans, Dr. King also adhered to the idea revolutions can be fought without violence.

He was the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963. He was the most recognized leader of the American civil rights movement. No matter who pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, or what words they use to describe his inspirational work promoting nonviolence and equality for all races, Dr. King has always said it better than anyone else:

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

Remaining committed to peaceful resistance and non-violent protest – particularly in the face of hostility and aggression – requires tremendous courage.  Dr. King showed us conviction, courage, and discipline can change the world and every individual has the right to pursue happiness and the power to provoke change.

In the meantime, for our part, we can help you achieve a personal sense of peace by developing a path to meet your financial goals.

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