The sixth in a series of quotations from the sermons, speeches and letters of Martin Luther King, Jr., inscribed on the wall behind his statue at the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, DC.

King was said to have used this sentence in numerous sermons, but also in his address to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (August 16, 1967), as published in the book “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community.”

For an excellent resource site on Martin Luther King, go to



01/09/2012 11:19

What a beautiful way to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. as we come up to his memorial day. Great photo.

01/09/2012 11:35

We took two of the grandboys (ages 3.5 and 1.5) to the memorial on Christmas weekend, and the oldest asked me about the panels behind the statue. I had to stop and think, for a moment, then told him a Martin Luther King was a great man and these panels were put up there to remind us that he said we should be kind, gentle and helpful to other people. That seemed to work for him.

01/10/2012 09:53

As proof that that the news industry is not dying, allow me to point to the abundance of light being shed on Republican candidates and on (legal, but unethical) insider trading in Congress. Personally, I love it.

(Certainly not the spirit of this post, but I was curious if you'd seen this:<a href="">60 Minutes</a>


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