“The time is always right to do what is right.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 to April 4, 1968)
Dr. King was an American Baptist minister, activist, orator, and leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He was a proponent of civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Late in his life, Dr. King expanded his concerns to achieving economic justice and ending the Vietnam War; he was murdered by an assassin in 1968.
In my opinion, Dr. King was clearly one of the finest orators in American and world history. His “I Have a Dream” speech – delivered on August 28, 1963 – is powerful and profoundly moving.
“I have a dream” / resonates in all seasons / dreamwork continues ~ Andrew Shattuck McBride
Blessings to the memory of Dr. King.
[Source: Dates and biographical information for Dr. King partially known to me and verified through use of Wikipedia, accessed September 2, 2010.]