His mother was an accomplished organist and choir leader who took him to various churches to sing, and he received attention for singing "I Want to Be More and More Like Jesus". King later became a member of the junior choir in his church. When the boys were six, they started school:
Kennedy "For those of you who are black and are tempted to be filled with hatred I had a member of my family killed He rose to prominence in the civil rights movement of the s, led the famous March on Washington inand the March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in A brilliant orator and writer, whose insistence upon nonviolence in the Gandhian tradition accounted for the success of the movement, Dr.
King was assassinated on April 4,in Memphis, Tennessee, by a white man. On the day King was assassinated, Sen. Robert Kennedy was campaigning for the presidency in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was on his way to a campaign rally in a black section of the city when he heard that King had been killed.
His aides strongly urged him not to go to the rally, that he would be endangering his life. But Kennedy insisted, and he stood upon the Martin luther king and bruce lee of a flatbed truck and delivered the following extemporaneous eulogy.
Less than two months later, Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles. I have bad news for you, for all our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and killed tonight.
Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice for his fellow human beings, and he died because of that effort.
In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. For those of you who are black - considering the evidence there evidently is that there were white people who were responsible - you can be filled with bitterness, with hatred, and desire for revenge.
We can move in that direction as a country, in great polarization - black people amongst black, white people amongst white, filled with hatred toward one another.
Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, and to replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand that compassion and love.
For those of you who are black and are tempted to be filled with hatred and distrust at the injustice of such an act, against all white people, I can only say that I feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling.
I had a member of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man. But we have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to go beyond these rather difficult times.
My favorite poet was Aeschylus. We've had difficult times in the past.
We will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; it is not the end of disorder. But the vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve the quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings who abide in our land.
Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people.
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Jan 18, · The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., U.S., commemorates a man whose words went beyond civil rights.
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(MLK) Day is a good day to reminisce about the words of wisdom from the man known as a civil rights leader. Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Funeral Eulogy by Robert F. Kennedy "For those of you who are black and are tempted to be filled with hatred against all white people, I can only say that I feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling.