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Martin Luther King: A crusader for voting rights
The House panel approved the bill 12 days later, and President Lyndon B. King was in attendance and received one of the pens that LBJ used. Another victory in our hard struggle for equal rights looms before us. For not only is passage of voting legislation by the House expected, it is reliably predicted that the bill will be strengthened in that august Legislative Body. We cannot rest.
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Martin Luther King Jr. King experienced racism from an early age, and those events stayed with and eventually brought him to a life of activism. After graduating college with a doctorate degree in theology, King became a pastor in Alabama. He began a series of peaceful protests in the south that eventually changed many laws dealing with the equality of African Americans. King gave hundreds of moving speeches across the country, and in was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. On April 4th, , King was shot and killed while in Memphis, Tennessee.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Even when the polls are open to all, Negroes have shown themselves too slow to exercise their voting privileges. There must be a concerted effort on the part of Negro leaders to arouse their people from their apathetic indifference In the past, apathy was a moral failure. Today, it is a form of moral and political suicide. I have come to see more and more that one of the most decisive steps that the Negro can take is that little walk to the voting booth. That is an important step.
Martin Luther King Jr Click to tweet. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness. Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.