Martin Luther King Memorial

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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.

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Excerpt from “A Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963

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From his speech after the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama on March 25, 1965

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Address to the Youth March for Integrated Schools in Washington DC, April 18, 1959

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From his 1963 book, “Strength to Love”

 

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Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, December 10, 1964, Oslo, Norway