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Entries in Martin Luther King (5)

Monday
Jan162017

King and Gandhi

Dr. King's collection of Gandhi's work (Image courtesy of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University)Martin Luther King, Jr. argued that Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of non-violent resistance was ‘‘the only morally and practically sound method open to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom.’’

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Monday
Jan182016

Dr. King: Before you finish breakfast, you've depended on half the world (with audio)

There was so much to admire in Martin Luther King -- his courage, his faith, and his humility all come to mind. But by any measure, one of his most remarkable traits was an ability to see the way life intersects, how each of us depends on a far-flung legion every day just to survive.

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Monday
Jan192015

On MLK Day: Thoughts about courage and compliance

Image by Luicille Clerc (https://www.facebook.com/lucilleclercgraphicdesign)Webster defines courage as the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. Thomas Jefferson said one man with courage is a majority. Martin Luther King proved Jefferson right. So did Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Sunday
Jan192014

‘He gave a mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions’

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FEDERAL HOLIDAY, 2014

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Each year, America sets aside a day to remember a giant of our Nation's history and a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Monday
Jan212013

'When the cup of endurance runs over'

Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968)In April 1963, after being jailed in Birmingham, Alabama for leading non-violent protests against segregation there, Dr. Martin Luther King saw in the newspaper a statement by eight fellow clergymen.

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