Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.

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I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted every hill and mountain shall be made low the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.

If we are to go forward we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.

It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes, but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.

One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

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