The words of Martin Luther King Jr. are as important back in the 1960s when he was fighting for black Americans to have basic human rights as they are today for Black people around the world who continue to fight for basic human rights. At the same time it’s important to hear these words, especially if you’re an individual fighting for human rights anywhere in the world, including in Iran, because the fight for human rights transcends all borders, genders, ethnicities and religious backgrounds. All humans everywhere want to be heard, want to be respected, and want to be loved, and we all want the ability to live a life where we have dignity, and our life to be dedicated towards health, safety, security and prosperity. So from the 1960s to 2023 very little has changed and the message that Martin Luther King Jr. was trying to get across to us applies today. All humans deserve basic human rights, and the ability to pursue their goals and have the ability to take care of themselves and their loved ones without having a government apparatus or any aspect of society, stifle who we are as humans, regardless of our backgrounds. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s words were true, and remain true for all people, regardless of who they are and where they come from. And as a brave and courageous leader for human rights, Iranians can also learn a lot from his work, what he did for the black community, and how he did it we honor every day of his life.
Listen to his words: