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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The time is always right to do what is right.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.
If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit then nothing can be more redemptive.
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man what will happen to him?"
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.