Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Martin Luther's King's Keenest Insight (in the view of Jimmy Carter)

At the 50th Anniversary Celebration for The March On Washington, Jimmy Carter opined that King's keenest insight was expressed in his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech:

Nonviolence is the answer
to the crucial political and moral questions of our time:
the need for man to overcome oppression and violence
without resorting to oppression and violence.
Man must evolve for all human conflict
a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech,
Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 1964

The Nobel Peace Prize 1964

Martin Luther King Jr.

Acceptance Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. held his acceptance speech in the auditorium of the University of Oslo on 10 December 1964.
See a Video of the Acceptance Speech
12 min.
Read the Acceptance Speech
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 1964
Nobel Prizes and Laureates

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