The first person to send us a six-word description of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Tuesday was Paul Whiteley Sr., a 73-year-old from Louisville, Ky.
“Prophetic drum major for justice, equality,” Whitely’s entry read. Over the next couple of days, more than 135 entries would follow:
• “He was trying to be fair,” wrote Mikayla Sterling, 7, of Herndon
• “He moved mountains syllable by syllable,” wrote Coleen Goodson, 42, of Grayslake, Ill.
• “In God’s eyes, we are one,” wrote John Cleveland, 60, of Silver Spring
• “Defeat racism and bigotry with love,” wrote Kathy Frierson, 55, of Virginia Beach
• “Broad shoulders upon which I stand,” wrote Kyle Jones, 28, of New Orleans
We also asked for your thoughts on Twitter. The 10 best tweets are below:
Thanks to all who participated. Check out our Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication page.