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Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was the most famous leader of the American civil rights movement, a political activist, and a Baptist minister. In 1964, King became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (for his work as a peacemaker, promoting nonviolence and equal treatment for different races). On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1977, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter. In 1986, Martin Luther King Day was established as a United States holiday, only the fourth Federal holiday to honor an individual (the other three being in honor of Jesus of Nazareth, George Washington, and Christopher Columbus). In 2004, King was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Considered by many to be one of the greatest public speakers in U.S. history, Dr. King often called for personal responsibility in fostering world peace. King's most influential and well-known public address is the "I Have A Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C..
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We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
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.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
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