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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life As A Father Through Quotes & Photos

The civil rights icon was a proud dad to four children.

I have a dream that someday my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s children often went with him when he traveled, especially his oldest daughter Yolanda and son Martin Luther King III. Bettmann/Bettmann/Getty Images

The group consisting of mother, father, and child is the main educational agency of mankind.

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The proud dad was happy at home with daughter Yolanda and wife Coretta Scott King in 1956.

Without love, there is no reason to know anyone, for love will, in the end, connect us to our neighbors, our children, and our hearts.

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Martin Luther King Jr. taught his children to be activists, a passion they continue to this day.Afro Newspaper/Gado/Archive Photos/Getty Images

I said to my children, 'I'm going to work and do everything that I can to see that you get a good education.'

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As a civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled across the country spreading his message, and he often brought his kids along with him.Bettmann/Bettmann/Getty Images

When I thought of my future, I also thought of my family. I had to think of what's best for them also.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s children were young when he was assassinated in 1968, but they still remember how he was their "buddy." Hulton Archive/Archive Photos/Getty Images