MARTIN LUTHER KING,
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin
Luther King, Jr.
"I have a dream
that one day men will rise up and come to see that they are made
to live together as brothers. . . "1a
" . . .
[E]very time we kill one [Vietcong
we spend about five hundred thousand
dollars while we spend only fifty-three dollars a year for
every person characterized as poverty-stricken in the
so-called poverty program . . .
"Midnight is the hour
when men desperately seek to obey the eleventh commandment,
"Thou shalt not get caught." According to the ethic of
midnight, the cardinal sin is to be caught and the cardinal
virtue is to get by. It is all right to lie, but one
must lie with real finesse. It is all right to steal,
if one is so dignified that, if caught, the charge becomes
embezzlement, not robbery. It is permissible even to
hate, if one so dresses his hating in the garments of
love that hating appears to be loving."1c
. . .
[T]he Negro confronts the Jew
in the ghetto as his landlord in many instances. . .
. . . We were living in a slum apartment owned by a Jew in
Chicago . . . We were paying $94 for four run-down, shabby
rooms, and we would go out on our open housing marches on Gage
Park and other places and we discovered that whites with five
sanitary, nice, new rooms, apartments with five rooms out in those
areas, were paying only $78 a month. We were paying a
twenty percent tax.
It so often happens that the Negro ends up paying a color
Words of Martin Luther
Martin Luther King Jr.,
USA. The Nobel Peace Prize 1964.
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Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin
Luther King, Jr. Edited
by James Melvin Washington. A Testament of Hope, Coretta Scott
King, Executrix of the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., 1986.
Introduction and Explanatory Notes, James Melvin Washington, 1986.
NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 1991.
Part II: Famous Sermons and Public Addresses. Chp. 42: A Christmas
Sermon on Peace (1967), at 257-258.
Ibid. Chp. 44: Remaining Awake Through a Great
Revolution (31 March 1968), at 275.
Part V: Books. Chp. 54: The Strength of Love
(1963), at 498.
Interview. Chp. 58. Conversation with Martin Luther King,
Sixty-Eighth Annual Convention of the Rabbinical Assembly (March
25, 1968), at 668-669.