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KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE

by Mark Lugris

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered as the greatest civil rights leader of our time, and the passion of his words lives on in our collection of Martin Luther King Jr. quotes.  Throughout his life, Dr. King delivered hundreds of speeches which emboldened people of goodwill everywhere.  Martin Luther King Jr. quotes serve to celebrate the legacy of a man who gave his life for freedom.

    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

 Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes (American baptist minister and civil-rights leader. 1929-1968)

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The second child of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King.    He attended the Atlanta University Laboratory School and Booker T. Washington High School and because of his high scores, he advanced to Morehouse College without formal graduation from Booker T. Washington. Having skipped both the ninth and twelfth grades, Dr. King entered Morehouse at the age of fifteen.

    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

 Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes (American baptist minister and civil-rights leader. 1929-1968)

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MLK graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. degree in Sociology in 1948.  He enrolled that year in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania, and also studied at the University of Pennsylvania. He was chosen Senior Class President and Valedictorian.  He was awarded the Peral Plafkner Award as the most outstanding student, and the J. Lewis Crozer Fellowship.  In 1951, Martin Luther King, Jr. began doctoral studies in Systematic Theology at Boston University and at Harvard University and earned his Ph.D. in 1955.

    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

 Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes (American baptist minister and civil-rights leader. 1929-1968)

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He had married Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953 and became a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement. He organized the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott from 1955 to 1956.  He was a founder and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Vice President of the National Sunday School and Baptist Teaching Union Congress of the National Baptist Convention.

    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"A right delayed is a right denied."

 Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes (American baptist minister and civil-rights leader. 1929-1968)

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We can find Martin Luther King Jr. quotes in any of the six books and numerous articles he wrote, including, Stride Toward Freedom, The Measure of a Man, Why We Can't Wait, Strength to Love, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? and The Trumpet of Conscience.

    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

 Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes (American baptist minister and civil-rights leader. 1929-1968)

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Dr. King was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.  MLK  is mostly remembered for his speech at the March on Washington in 1963, which included the following unforgettable Martin Luther King Jr. quotes,

    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

 Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes (American baptist minister and civil-rights leader. 1929-1968)

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Other Martin Luther King Jr. quotes include,

Acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize

    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."

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From his sermon the day before his death

    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"So I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!"

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Martin Luther King Jr. quotes are the best way to remember the man who symbolized the non-violent fight for civil rights and who represented the hopes of dreams of countless Americans.

    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty."

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