Never Forget

Mrs. King Kisses Rev. King after Boycott Guilty Verdict, March 22, 1956.

Gene Herrick, Courtesy of Stephen Kasher Gallery


In his own words…

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.


All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.


Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.


Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.


He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.


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… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Arrest of Dr. Martin Luther King, 1958.

©Charles Moore/Blackstar/Eyevine

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