Dr. Martin Luther King: Where Do We Go From Here? + The Radicalization of Martin Luther King

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Excerpts taken from Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech at the Southern Christian Leadership Council, Atlanta, Georgia. August 16th 1967.

“Let this affirmation be our ringing cry. It will give us the courage to face the uncertainties of the future. It will give our tired feet new strength as we continue our forward stride toward the city of freedom. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.

Let us realize that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Let us realize that William Cullen Bryant is right: “Truth, crushed to earth, will rise again.” Let us go out realizing that the Bible is right: “Be not deceived. God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” This is our hope for the future, and with this faith we will be able to sing in some not too distant tomorrow, with a cosmic past tense, “We have overcome! We have overcome! Deep in my heart, I did believe we would overcome.”

Read more at the transcript.

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The Radicalization of Martin Luther King

·Jan 20, 2013

Anthony Monteiro: Obama’s presidency has nothing to do with the legacy of King, it’s actually the opposite

Transcript

see also

An Ephemeral Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Randy Bowles

see

Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream Speech (1963)

Martin Luther King Jr. on The Mike Douglas Show (1967)

Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I Have a Dream…to Go to War?!”

The American Oligarchy, Civil Rights and the Murder of Martin Luther King by Andrew Gavin Marshall

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr: I Have Been to the Mountain Top

Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence By Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1967)

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