Note from the Editor:
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great preacher, orator and writer. He knew the power of words to challenge and inspire individuals and society. Words lead to actions, and in King’s case, words provided a pathway to racial reconciliation and the cornerstones for building a more just American society.
These familiar quotes are as relevant today as they were when King first said them. While we chose these ten, there were hundreds of others equally compelling. We encourage readers to add their own MLK quotes below.