Monday, January 16, 2012

Two new exhibits celebrating Martin Luther King's life

When he accepted the Nobel Peace price, Dr. King ended his speech with the following words,

"I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind. I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the "isness" of man's present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal "oughtness" that forever confronts him. I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsom and jetsom in the river of life unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality......."

http://www.examiner.com/museum-in-san-francisco/two-new-exhibits-celebrating-martin-luther-king-s-life

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