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The 15 best quotes from Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

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I have a dream that one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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marxist
Salt Lake City, UT

In a related issue - surveillance. During the entire lead up to this remarkable speech, King's phone calls with his advisers were wire-tapped, ordered by Robert Kennedy, Attorney General, and compiled by J Edgar Hoover. And we think surveillance is a new issue! Hoover's analysis concluded with the observation that "King was the most dangerous Negro in America." Wow.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"until justice rolls down like water"... would that be advocating trickle-down equal rights?

Just kidding. I get what he was saying.

What in Tucket?
Provo, UT

Racism is a work in progress, but it is progressing despite people like Jesse Jackson.

Gildas
LOGAN, UT

Out of this list I best like the idea of judging a person, not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.

I entirely agree but the minute I try to apply that formula to MLK I am censored by the moderator on these forums.

Here
Sandy, UT

I think the characteristic that sets leaders like Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela apart is that not only did they want equal rights for their own, they wanted it for their "enemies." They wanted a world where there was unity and racial equality, where members of all races could live in peace and brotherhood.

Some others wanted - and still want - to raise the status of their own race by reducing or eliminating that of their former oppressors. Some advocate violence and/or contention as a means to get the equality they deserve. That sentiment is not in harmony with the teachings of men like King, Gandhi, and Mandela.

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