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Here a few of what I consider to be #MLKJr’s most instructive and courageous statements—statements rarely broadcast on #MLKday—statements reflecting #DrMartinLutherKingJr the revolutionary.

“…the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.” (1)
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

#MLKDay -2-
“When a people are mired in oppression, they realize deliverance only when they have accumulated the power to enforce change.”

#MLKDay -3-
“Power is not the white man’s birthright; it will not be legislated for us and delivered in neat government packages.”

#MLKDay -4-
“I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values.”

#MLKDay -5-
“I must confess that dream that I had that day has at many points turned into a nightmare…I’ve come to see that we have many more difficult days ahead and some of the old optimism was a little superficial. And now it must be tempered with a solid realism.”

#MLKDay -6-
“I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!”

#MLKDay -7-
"Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world.”

#MLKDay -8-
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