Monday, May 23, 2011

A Better World

August 16, 1967, in Atlanta, Georgia. This is an excerpt of his talk, including the vocal responses from those in attendance. The full speech may be read at
"And the other thing is, I'm concerned about a better world. I'm concerned about justice; I'm concerned about brotherhood; I'm concerned about truth. (That’s right) And when one is concerned about that, he can never advocate violence. For through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can't murder murder. (Yes) Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can't establish truth. (That's right) Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can't murder hate through violence. (All right, That’s right) Darkness cannot put out darkness; only light can do that." MLK Jr.