MARTIN LUTHER KING

 

Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. A. degree in 1948 from Morehouse College, a distinguished Negro institution of Atlanta from which both his father and grandfather had graduated. After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of uncommon intellectual and artistic attainments. Two sons and two daughters were born into the family.   More…

  Citation: MLA style: “Martin Luther King Jr. – Biography”. Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 22 Sep 2017. <http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html>

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

The time is always right to do what is right.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

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.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

MARTIN LUTHER KING