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“We Are on the Move Now”

"The burning of our churches will not deter us. We are on the move now. The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us. We are on the move now. The beating and killing of our clergymen and young people will not divert us. We are on the move now. The arrest and release of known murderers will not discourage us. We are on the move now. An idea whose time has come, not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. We are moving up to the land of freedom."

"Let us therefore continue our triumph and march to the realization of the American dream. Let us march on segregated housing, until every ghetto of social and economic depression dissolves and Negroes and whites live side by side in decent, safe and sanitary housing. Let us march on segregated schools until every vestige of segregation and inferior education becomes a thing of the past and Negroes and whites study side by side in the socially healing context of the classroom. Let us march on poverty, until no American parent has to skip a meal so that their children may march on poverty, until no starved man walks the streets of our cities and towns in search of jobs that do not exist. Let us march on ballot boxes, march on ballot boxes until race baiters disappear from the political arena."

"Let us march on ballot boxes until the Wallaces of our nation tremble away in silence. let us march on ballot boxes, until we send our city councils, state legislatures, and the United State Congressmen who will not fear to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with their God. Let us march on ballot boxes until all over Alabama God's children will be able to walk the earth in decency and honor. "

"For all of us today, the battle is in our hands. The road ahead is not altogether a smooth one. There are no broad highways to lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions. We are on the move and we must keep going.

[This speech was given by Dr. King on March 25, 1965.]


"Inferior education, poor housing, unemployment, inadequate health care - each is a bitter component of the oppression that has been our heritage."

"We must somehow believe that unearned suffering is redemptive."

"You don't need to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love."

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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