Words of a King

009 CivilRights 733357Something I do every MLK Day is read Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." Below is an excerpt. To read the entire letter, please click here.

Also note that today at 12PM, CNN will air the "I Have a Dream" speech in its 17-minute entirety. Not to be missed.

"Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to be co-workers with God, and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation. We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity."

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