Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.
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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.
We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.
That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase just take the first step.
There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life devoid of breadth.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me but it can keep him from lynching me and I think that's pretty important.