Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It's the day we celebrate Dr. King's birthday, which is actually the same as mine, January 15th. In honor of the day, here are a few video clips and quotes from Dr. King...
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Last Speech - The Night Before He Was Assassinated:
Here is an excerpt from King's "I Have A Dream Speech." Not sure what the German subtitles are about, but you can still hear the speech and see the broadcast from 1963:
And finally, some of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Famous Quotes:
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars... Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
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 church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.