Jan 16, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. " A time comes when silence is betrayal." (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968)

Martin Luther King, Jr.   (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a principal leader of the non-violent Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. He not only began the Civil Rights Movement with the Montgomery Bus Boycott, he himself became an icon for the entire movement.
At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize (1964).
Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963 
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
-- "Letter from Birmingham Jail," April 16, 1963
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
-- Strength to Love (1963)
If a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
-- Speech in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1963
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
-- "Letter from Birmingham Jail," 16 April 1963
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
-- Speech in St. Louis, Missouri, March 22, 1964
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
-- "I Have a Dream" speech, August 28, 1963

* Racial segregation in the United States
Racial segregation in the United States, as a general term, included the racial segregation or hypersegregation of facilities, services, and opportunities such as housing, medical care, education, employment, and transportation along racial lines. The expression refers primarily to the legally or socially enforced separation of African Americans from other races. [1]
Method of segregation on Montgomery buses [1955]
Under the system of segregation used on Montgomery buses, white people who boarded the bus took seats in the front rows, filling the bus toward the back. Black people who boarded the bus took seats in the back rows, filling the bus toward the front. Eventually, the two sections would meet, and the bus would be full. If other black people boarded the bus, they were required to stand. If another white person boarded the bus, then everyone in the black row nearest the front had to get up and stand, so that a new row for white people could be created. Often when boarding the buses, black people were required to pay at the front, get off, and reenter the bus through a separate door at the back. On some occasions bus drivers would drive away before black passengers were able to reboard.[2]  
Now I am thinking: "Who want to teach me about democracy? State who have segregation and The Ku Klux Klan in 20th century (only before 50-55 years) will teach me about democracy and human rights?  State whose soldiers pissing on murdered  local people  will teach me about humanity? 
 I do not accept it.
Ethnic cleansing
and genocide against black Libyans for Clinton, is the logical thing ".

Biography Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkingML.htm
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