Never Forget

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

Gene Herrick, Courtesy of Stephen Kasher Gallery

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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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