Martin Luther King was an American Baptist pastor who played a crucial role in defending the rights of the black and Afro-descendant population, fighting against racial segregation and participating in protests against armed conflicts such as the Vietnam War.
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Born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia (southern state of the United States), he achieved national and international recognition after leading massive protests in a spirit of non-violent struggle, activism for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. in 1964.
His constant fight for these causes paved the way for the Civil Rights Act to be enacted in the United States in 1964.
Inspiring many inside and outside the United States to achieve their rights and dreams, he left a legacy even after his assassination. Below we share seven phrases pronounced by Martin Luther King.
I dream that one day, on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners can sit together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream, only one dream, keep dreaming. Dreaming of freedom, dreaming of justice, dreaming of equality and I wish I no longer had the need to dream them.
What is worrying is not the perversity of the wicked but the indifference of the good.
Freedom is never voluntarily granted by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the one being oppressed.
Our lives begin at the end of the day when we become silent about the things that matter.
An individual has not begun to live until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all mankind.
Love is the most enduring power in the world. This creative force, so well exemplified in the life of our Christ, is the most powerful instrument available in humanity’s quest for peace and security.