Martin Luther King Jr. left a great legacy in United States history. Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929, King grew up to be one of the most influential civil rights activists in the 1960’s. It is only right, that as Americans we take time to honor King’s values and beliefs. His most famous speech, titled I Have a Dream, was given on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This location was very fitting, due to the fact that King drew inspiration and was influenced by many famous people in history, one being Abraham Lincoln. More so, Martin Luther King Jr. quoted Lincoln from his speech The Gettysburg Address. Just one year later, Time magazine named him Man of the Year, and he was also presented with the Nobel Peace Prize that same year.
Since 1963, many Americans have been inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. to achieve dreams of their own. Today, home ownership is the American dream. While you may think the process of purchasing or refinancing a home can be very daunting, don’t let fear get in the way. Standard Bank has a team of mortgage professionals who are more than happy to help you navigate the process. Contact us to make an inquiry or apply for a mortgage online today.