Today is the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The iconic sculpture (shown above) by Lei Yixin is well known and frequently photographed. Behind the statue there is a long, gently curved wall containing quotations from some of his speeches. On my most recent visit a few days ago, I selected a few of them to accompany the photo above.
Excerpt from “A Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963
From his speech after the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama on March 25, 1965
Address to the Youth March for Integrated Schools in Washington DC, April 18, 1959
From his 1963 book, “Strength to Love”
Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, December 10, 1964, Oslo, Norway