Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist, one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. This quote is an often shared moment of a speech he delivered on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This excerpt discusses being judged by the content of character and not skin colour.
Although the speech discusses racism, it reminds me of the elements of coloursim. If you’re interested in learning more about colourism, feel free to check out my previous post, C is for Colourism