Quotes: In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday
I wanted to pass along these quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King. He is most famous for his "I Have a Dream" Speech but these are taken from his speeches about militarism and Vietnam, the fight for justice, "white moderates", black self love, economic justice, western arrogance, charity, education, and the legacy Dr. King would have wanted to leave behind in his honor.
"If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don't want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I want them to say...I'd like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others. I'd like for somebody to say that day, that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day, that I tried to be right on the war question. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the hungry. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my life to clothe those who were naked. I want you to say, on that day, that I did try, in my life, to visit those who were in prison. I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.
"The Drum Major Instinct" (1968)