You are here: Home » M » Ma » Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement


Martin Luther King, Jr. is a prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States, and he has become a human rights icon: King is recognized as a martyr by two Christian churches. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.

Post your comment about Martin Luther King, Jr.
 Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. 
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
 The silence of good men is more dangerous than the brutality of the bad men. 
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
 Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. 
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Related Quotes: Faith

Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed in: