Monday, January 19, 2009
A few words from Dr. King, in honor of the day
"Violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers."
From his Nobel Lecture, 1964
"This I believe to be the privilege and the burden of all of us who deem ourselves bound by allegiances and loyalties which are broader and deeper than nationalism and which go beyond our nation's self-defined goals and positions. We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy, for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers."
From his 1967 speech "Beyond Vietnam"