On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial where he advocated for social change. And though it’s been nearly 5 decades since that momentous occasion, his words, his vision, and his spirit live on.

At Esurance, we strive to live up to the tenets of Dr. King’s vision through our own philosophy of social equality. From our support of Pride events across the nation to our diversity and inclusion initiatives that reward and embrace all associates regardless of sexual orientation, gender, creed, or color, we stay committed to equality for all each and every day.

So today, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., join us in taking a moment to thank and remember an iconic leader of the civil rights movement who helped make America a better, more inclusive place for all.

Martin Luther King Jr. facts

Born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the only non-president to have a national holiday in his honor. For his tireless efforts to enact social change through non-violence, Dr. King became the youngest person (at 35) to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Martin Luther King Jr. quotes

Years after his death, Dr. King’s words continue to inspire, engage, and lead. In honor of his birthday, here are just a few of our favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes:

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final say in reality. Right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”
– MLK accepts the Nobel Peace Prize

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
– Letter from Birmingham Jail

“Without hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the primitive forces of social stagnation. So we must help time and realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
– Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution

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