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israellimon · a year ago
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Rest in Power Rep. John Lewis (1940-2020)
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justsomeantifas · a year ago
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anyway it should be common knowledge that the fbi murdered martin luther king jr.
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nyhistory · 3 years ago
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Let us march on ballot boxes, march on ballot boxes until race-baiters disappear from the political arena.
Let us march on ballot boxes until the salient misdeeds of bloodthirsty mobs will be transformed into the calculated good deeds of orderly citizens.
Let us march on ballot boxes until the Wallaces of our nation tremble away in silence.
Let us march on ballot boxes until we send to our city councils state legislatures, and the United States Congress, men who will not fear to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God.
Let us march on ballot boxes until brotherhood becomes more than a meaningless word in an opening prayer, but the order of the day on every legislative agenda.
Let us march on ballot boxes until all over Alabama God’s children will be able to walk the earth in decency and honor.
These words come from the speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the conclusion of the 1965 march to Montgomery, Alabama. The march brought national attention to the issue of racial discrimination in voting. The Voting Rights Act, a landmark piece of Civil Rights legislation, became law just five months later. 
Photographs, broadsides, and other materials related to Dr. King’s legacy are now on view in the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library reading room.
Bob Adelman. Martin Luther King Jr. marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama alongside Ralph Abernathy, James Forman, Jesse Douglas, and John Lewis. March 1965. New-York Historical Society.
Stephen Somerstein. Martin Luther King, Jr. seen from rear, speaking to crowd of 25,000 in Montgomery, Alabama. March 1965. New-York Historical Society.
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nowthisnews · 11 months ago
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These side-by-side images show the striking similarities between Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic 1963 March on Washington and the 2020 March on Washington led by his son and Rev. Al Sharpton on Friday.
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dustcoveredpages · a year ago
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“I think America must see that riots do not develop out of thin air. Certain conditions continue to exist in our society which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear the plight of the Negro poor worsened over the last few years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice, equality, and humanity.”
— Martin Luther King Jr. | Stanford University, April 14, 1967
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macrolit · 3 years ago
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In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King Jr. 
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plannedparenthood · 2 years ago
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The fight for racial justice, economic equity, and reproductive freedom are undeniably intertwined. On Martin Luther King, Jr. day, we celebrate the leader who dedicated his life to ending oppression. His courage, commitment to justice, and legacy continues to inspire and unite movements around the world.
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businessinsider · 3 years ago
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Inspiring quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was just 39 years old when he was assassinated 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968, but the values he stood for — acceptance, equality, non-violent protest — have echoed throughout the five decades since.
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bookgeekconfessions · 3 years ago
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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr
It’s nice that everyone is posting about MLK today. But please remember his words and message EVERY DAY. Not just today. 
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