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Quotations from Martin Luther King

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Quotations from Martin Luther King "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Letter from Birmingham jail, Alabama, 16th April 1963 "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia The sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of Brotherhood... I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character." ...read more.

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Speech at St Louis, 22nd March 1964 "I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land....So I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man." Speech in Memphis 3rd April 1968 (the day before his assassination) MARTIN LUTHER KING (1929-1968) AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER Martin Luther King, Jr. ...read more.

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When the Montgomery Improvement Association was formed in December 1955, King was elected president of the association. The United States Supreme Court decision declared Alabama's law of segregation on buses illegal. This was a victory from which King emerged as a national hero he inspired people of all races and ethnic backgrounds to join in peaceful protest against segregation. He worked tirelessly to improve the lives of Black people in America. Often he was arrested for demonstrating against racist segregation laws. ...read more.

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