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19 January 2009 @ 04:41 pm
"..we can say that our feet are tired, but our souls are rested."  
I know you are asking today, "How long will it take?" Somebody’s asking, "How long will prejudice blind the visions of men, darken their understanding, and drive bright-eyed wisdom from her sacred throne?" [...] Somebody’s asking, "When will the radiant star of hope be plunged against the nocturnal bosom of this lonely night, plucked from weary souls with chains of fear and the manacles of death? How long will justice be crucified, and truth bear it?"

I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because "truth crushed to earth will rise again."

How long? Not long, because "no lie can live forever."

How long? Not long, because "you shall reap what you sow."

How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Montgomery, Alabama
March 25, 1965
 
 
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