Articles by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Oct 2021

Speech before a group of students at Barratt Junior High School, Philadelphia, 26 Oct 1967

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“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.”
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Oct 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

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MLK: Beyond Vietnam–A Time to Break Silence [Full Speech]
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jun 2019

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made the comment that the U.S. government is “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today” in a speech delivered on 4 April 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City, exactly one year before his untimely death by the hands of CIA assassins.

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Luther King: “Beyond Vietnam”
Martin Luther King, Jr. | Stanford King Institute – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Apr 2018

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech at Riverside Church, New York, Exactly One Year before He Was Killed on 4 Apr 1968
– 4 Apr 1967: I come to this platform tonight to make a passionate plea to my beloved nation. This speech is not addressed to Hanoi, to the National Liberation Front, to China or to Russia. Tonight I wish to speak to my fellow Americans… We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent coannihilation. We must move past indecision to action.

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