To commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year, let’s take a look at one of his most memorable speeches. “Where Do We Go From Here?” delivered August 16, 1967 at the 11th Annual SCLC Convention in Atlanta, Ga.
A link to the transcript is here:
A link to the audio is here:
“I’m concerned about a better world. I’m concerned about justice; I’m concerned about brotherhood; I’m concerned about truth. 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. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can’t establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can’t murder hate through violence. Darkness cannot put out darkness; only light can do that.”
What is your favorite passage?