The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is more relevant today than ever before, and OGI Eyewear is proud to celebrate his dream of equality, freedom, and racial justice as we strive for a better tomorrow.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, for us, is a time for great reflection. Before becoming a national holiday, King’s birthday was celebrated by many churches and community organizations across the country to honor his life of service and volunteerism, his powerful sermons and speeches, and to remember Dr. King as a champion of change who never lost sight of his goal – a nation and a world that ensured equal protection for all.
OGI Eyewear shares Dr. King’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. We strive to uphold these values working with our business partners in our community and consider the content of character as paramount. We encourages our employees to vote and participate in this democracy, as Dr. King advocated, to value peace and tolerance and the desire to work together for positive change.
In times of uncertainty, Dr. King’s example continues to inspire. His message was both a call to improve our communities and a call for each individual to participate and make a difference. Today, and for the entire month of January, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of opening doors, inspiring dreams, and working toward an equitable future. As Dr. King said: “The time is always right to do what is right.”
Martin Luther King’s impact on the world cannot be overstated or summed up in brief, so below we’ve included a list of recommendations from Shakespeare & Co bookstore in relation to suggested literature:
Martin Luther King, Kadir Nelson (illustrator) - I Have a Dream Book and CD. A picture book of Martin Luther King's iconic speech, with an audio CD included.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson (Afterword by), Why We Can't Wait
Martin Luther King’s classic exploration of the events and forces behind the Civil Rights Movement—including his Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.
Dr. Martin Luther King, A testament of Hope, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and more.
Clayborne Carson, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King. A compilation of published and unpublished work by MLK.
John Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by), His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope. An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator), March, Book I, II and III. A vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, including his work with Martin Luther King.