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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.
Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, we were here. Before the pen of Jefferson etched across the pages of history the majestic words of the Declaration of Independence, we were here.

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.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he would die for, he isn't fit to live.
Our forebears labored without wages. They made cotton "king." And yet out of a bottomless vitality, they continued to thrive and develop.
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.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On blacks in America; address at Birmingham AL, news summaries, 31 Dec 63.
R: Speech, 15 Jun 1963, at civil rights demonstration, Washington, D.C.
A: Speech, Detroit, 23 Jun 1963.
N: Letter, Apr 1963, from Birmingham Jail, AL.
K: On learning of threats on his life, St Augustine FL, 5 Jun 64.

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