Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"King himself upheld nonviolence until he was nearly alone among colleagues weary of sacrifice. To the end, he resisted incitements to violence, cynicism, and tribal retreat. He grasped freedom seen and unseen, rooted in ecumenical faith, sustaining patriotism to brighten the heritage of his country for all people. These treasures abide with lasting promise from America in the King years."

Taylor Branch
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68

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