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- NBC News Interview: On March 28, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press to discuss his historic five-day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
He was a Baptist minister and civil rights leader best known for his role in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. In 1955, he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and became president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957.
Dr. King also helped to organize the March on Washington, where he delivered his well-known “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work in combating racial inequality through nonviolence.
Selma to Montgomery March
In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery March, also known as Bloody Sunday, to help with the voting rights movement in Selma. During the 12 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, African-Americans made more progress toward racial equality in America than in the previous 350 years.
American Civil Rights Legacy
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Later that year, his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, GA (USA).
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In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“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.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Nobel Peace Prize lecture, and “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” are among the most revered orations and writings in the English language. His accomplishments are now taught to American children of all races, and his teachings are studied by scholars and students worldwide.
He is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor and is the only non-president memorialized on the Great Mall in the nation’s capital. He is memorialized in hundreds of statues, parks, streets, squares, churches, and other public facilities around the world as a leader whose teachings are increasingly relevant to the progress of humankind…
Strength to Love is more than a blueprint, it is a template for personal authenticity in a time when social and economic change depends on personal integrity.
“If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love.” So wrote Coretta Scott King. “I believe it is because this book best explains the central element of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence,” she continued. “His belief in a divine, loving presence that binds all life.” | Learn more…