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Saturday, April 05, 2008

A BEAUTIFUL MAN REMEMBERED PLEASE POST YOUR FAVORITE MLK QUOTE INTO COMMENTS, IF YOU'D LIKE :)


April 4, 1968... the 4oth anniversary of Mr. King's Death.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I refuse to accept the view . . . that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."



5 comments:

webchick said...

My friends, I must say to you that we have not made a single gain civil rights without determined legal and nonviolent pressure. Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals. We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

webchick said...

You may well ask: "Why direct action? Why sit-ins, marches and so forth? Isn't negotiation a better path?" You are quite right in calling, for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored.

victoria_atmosphere said...

MLK: "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom."

victoria_atmosphere said...

MLK, from Nobel Prize acceptance speech: " Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and
violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge,
aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."

AUNTY KATE said...

"I HAVE A DREAM" MLK

People who have known great hardship and oppression who can still dare to dream are GREAT people. Dr.Martin Luther King was an inspiration to people of his generation. His dream is not yet a reality but his legacy for hope lives on.

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