I Can’t Say It Better Than This

By | July 8, 2016

martin-luther-king-jrThe Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. went to Gadsden, Ala., in late 1963.

King: I hear they are beating you.

Audience: Yes, yes.

At King: I hear they are cursing you.

Audience: Yes, yes.

King: I hear they are going into your homes and doing nasty things and beating you.

Audience: Yes, yes.

King: Some of you have knives, and I ask you to put them up. Some of you have arms, and I ask you to put them up. Get the weapon of nonviolence, the breastplate of righteousness, the armor of truth, and just keep marching.

NY Times Books: Martin Luther King Jr.: Leader of Millions in Nonviolent Drive for Racial Justice