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Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929-1968) born on
Jan 15
US civil rights leader, clergyman. He eloquently led the non-violent Civil Rights movement, 1950-1968 and won the Nobel Prize, 1964.
         
   
F
The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

R
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
A
I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
N
An individual who breaks a 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 the law.
K
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Address at Lincoln Memorial during March on Washington, 28 Aug 63.
R: "Strength to Love," 1963.
A: Address in Memphis the night before his assassination, 3 Apr 68.
N: "Why We Can't Wait," 1964.
K: "Stride Towards Freedom."
   


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