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Education and Leadership Lessons from Dr Martin Luther King

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. In honor of this day, I’ve researched his earlier quotes and how from the start he was committed to showing how education, leadership and the ability to employ critical thinking go hand in hand if we are to develop and grow as individuals.

As Dr. King finished his final year at Morehouse, it was evident that he had transformed into the leader he was destined to become when he wrote in the student publication, The Maroon Tiger: “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”

King at Morehouse

Here are some additional facts about Dr. King and what informed his experiences. I grew up learning about Dr. King in school. Now as a mature adult, it’s amazing to realize how young he was when he developed his “leadership voice.” and the steps he had taken to share it.