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Jan 21 2008

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance

by Nolan R

Mlk1 All DeKalb County Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.

You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.

You don’t have to have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.

You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve.

You don’t have to know Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity” to serve.

You don’t have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve.

You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love, and you can be that servant.

Excerpted from “The Drum Major Instinct”, a sermon by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968. Available on CD and print in A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Courtesy of The King Center.

Catalog Links:

Biographies and other books about Dr. King

Books by Dr. King

Library Databases (remote access requires valid DCPL card and PIN):

Biography Resource Center

The African American Experience

Related Links:

The King Center

The Nobel Peace Prize

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

The King Papers

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