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GOVERNMENT & GAVEL

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

ON JUSTICE

& PEACE
A
monumental figure in the fight for civil rights,
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15,
1929, and quickly became a force for positive
change in calling for enfranchisement and respect
for African Americans in the United States. Here are
just a few of his many remarkable quotes on justice,
respect, and identity.

"

By Jeffery Leon

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice
everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable
network of mutuality, tied in a single garment
of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects
all indirectly.
"Letter From Birmingham Jail," 1963

It is love that will save our world and our
civilization, love even for enemies.

Before we reach the majestic shores of the
Promised Land, there is a frustrating and
bewildering wilderness ahead. We must still face
prodigious hilltops of opposition and gigantic
mountains of resistance. But with patient and
firm determination we will press on until every
valley of despair is exalted to new peaks of hope,
until every mountain of pride and irrationality
is made low by the leveling process of humility
and compassion; until the rough places of
injustice are transformed into a smooth plane
of equality of opportunity; and until the crooked
places of prejudice are transformed by the
straightening process of bright-eyed wisdom.

"Loving Your Enemies" sermon, 1957

"The Quest for Peace and Justice" lecture, 1964

The thing that we need in the world today is a
group of men and women who will stand up
for right and to be opposed to wrong, wherever it
is. A group of people who have come to see that
some things are wrong, whether they're never
caught up with. And some things are right,
whether nobody sees you doing them or not.
"Rediscovering Lost Values" sermon, 1954

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Your Voice
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Government & Gavel
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Feature: Surviving Incivility
Member Spotlight
Global & Domestic Outlook
Worth Reading
Media Bytes
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Ask the Ethics Experts
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Campus Connection
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Last Word
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