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Martin Luther King –

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. – 

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American 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.

King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia (the Albany Movement), and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches, and the following year he and SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include poverty and speak against the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled “Beyond Vietnam”.

Born: Michael King, Jr.January 15, 1929 Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Died: April 4, 1968 (aged 39) Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Cause of death: Assassination

Occupation: clergyman, activist

Religion: Christianity

Denomination: Baptist

Spouse: Loretta Scott King (m. 1953–1968; his death)

Awards: Nobel Peace Prize (1964)


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Quotes by  Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”

“Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust.”

“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 true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.”

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

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.”

“We must all learn to live together as brothers, or we will all perish together as fools.” 

“I have a dream that my four 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.”

“The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.”

Jesus is eternally right. History is replete with the bleached bones of nations that refused to listen to him. May we in the twentieth century hear and follow his words-before it is too late. May we solemnly realize that we shall never be true sons of our heavenly Father until we love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.

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Martin Luther King Jr. (Atlanta, 15 de janeiro de 1929 — Memphis, 4 de abril de 1968) foi um pastor protestante e ativista político estadunidense. Tornou-se um dos mais importantes líderes do movimento dos direitos civis dos negros nos Estados Unidos, e no mundo, com uma campanha de não violência e de amor ao próximo.

Como ministro Batista, King tornou-se um ativista dos direitos civis no início de sua carreira.[1] Ele liderou em 1955 o boicote aos ônibus de Montgomery e ajudou a fundar a Conferência da Liderança Cristã do Sul (SCLC), em 1957, servindo como seu primeiro presidente. Seus esforços levaram à Marcha sobre Washington de 1963, onde ele fez seu discurso “I Have a Dream”.

Em 14 de outubro de 1964 King recebeu o Prêmio Nobel da Paz pelo o combate à desigualdade racial através da não violência. Nos próximos anos que antecederam a sua morte, ele expandiu seu foco para incluir a pobreza e a Guerra do Vietnã, com um discurso de 1967 intitulado “Além do Vietnã”.

King foi assassinado em 4 de abril de 1968, em Memphis, Tennessee.

Ele recebeu postumamente a Medalha Presidencial da Liberdade em 1977 e Medalha de Ouro do Congresso em 2004; Dia de Martin Luther King, Jr. foi estabelecido como um feriado federal dos Estados Unidos em 1986. Centenas de ruas nos EUA também foram renomeadas em sua homenagem.


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More Quotes by  Martin Luther King, Jr.

“But we come here tonight to be saved from that patience that makes us patient with anything less than freedom and justice.”

“Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.” 

“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”

“Right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

The most dangerous type of atheism is not theoretical atheism, but practical atheism —that’s the most dangerous type. And the world, even the church, is filled up with people who pay lip service to God and not life service. And there is always a danger that we will make it appear externally that we believe in God when internally we don’t. We say with our mouths that we believe in him, but we live with our lives like he never existed. That is the ever-present danger confronting religion. That’s a dangerous type of atheism.

Whatever we do, we must keep God in the forefront. Let us be Christian in all of our actions. But I want to tell you this evening that it is not enough for us to talk about love, love is one of the pivotal points of the Christian face, faith. There is another side called justice. And justice is really love in calculation. Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love.

As Christians we owe our allegiance to God and His will, rather than to man and his folkways”


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