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Martin Luther King Jr. – Quotes

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
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Martin Luther King Jr. – I Have A Dream

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., graduated from Morehouse College (B.A., 1948), Crozer Theological Seminary (B.D., 1951), and Boston University (Ph.D., 1955). The son of the pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, King was ordained in 1947 and became (1954) minister of a Baptist church in Montgomery, Ala. He led the black boycott (1955-56) of segregated city bus lines and in 1956 gained a major victory and prestige as a civil-rights leader when Montgomery buses began to operate on a desegregated basis.

In March 1955, to accept the leadership of the first great Negro nonviolent demonstration of contemporary times in the United States, the bus boycott described by Gunnar Jahn in his presentation speech in honor of the laureate. The boycott lasted 382 days. On December 21, 1956, after the Supreme Court of the United States had declared unconstitutional the laws requiring segregation on buses, Negroes and whites rode the buses as equals. During these days of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, he was subjected to personal abuse, but at the same time he emerged as a Negro leader of the first rank.

In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. The ideals for this organization he took from Christianity; its operational techniques from Gandhi. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles……

In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, a manifesto of the Negro revolution; he planned the drives in Alabama for the registration of Negroes as voters; he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, “l Have a Dream”, he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson; he was arrested upwards of twenty times and assaulted at least four times; he was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure.

King, representing Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was among the leaders of the so-called “Big Six” civil rights organizations who were instrumental in the organization of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which took place on August 28, 1963.

In 1964, King also was opposed to the Vietnam War on the grounds that the war took money and resources that could have been spent on social welfare services like the War on Poverty. The United States Congress was spending more and more on the military and less and less on anti-poverty programs at the same time. He summed up this aspect by saying, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death”.

In 1968, King and the SCLC organized the “Poor People’s Campaign” to address issues of economic justice. The campaign culminated in a march on Washington, D.C., demanding economic aid to the poorest communities of the United States. King traveled the country to assemble “a multiracial army of the poor” that would march on Washington to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience at the Capitol until Congress created a bill of rights for poor Americans

A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say: “This is not just.”  Said by King


On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.

Awards and Recognition:

In 1964, At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1959, King was awarded the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for his book Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story

King was also awarded the Pacem in Terris Award, named after a 1963 encyclical letter by Pope John XXIII calling for all people to strive for peace.

1965 King was awarded the American Liberties Medallion by the American Jewish Committee for his “exceptional advancement of the principles of human liberty”

In 1966, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America awarded King the Margaret Sanger Award for “his courageous resistance to bigotry and his lifelong dedication to the advancement of social justice and human dignity”

King was posthumously awarded the Marcus Garvey Prize for Human Rights by Jamaica in 1968.

In 1971, King was posthumously awarded the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for his Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam.

the Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to King by Jimmy Carter. King and his wife were also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004

In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed King on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans

Robert Pattinson

Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is an English actor, model, musician, and producer. He was born on May 13, 1986, in London, England. He enjoys music and is an excellent musician, playing both the guitar and piano.

Robert Pattinson

When Robert was 15, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company. Afterward, he took screen role like Curse of the Ring (2004) (TV) (Kingdom of Twilight) as Giselher.

Robert Pattinson

Named as Yahoo’s Top Movie Heart Throb of 2008.

In 2003, Robert took on the role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). He got his role a week later after meeting Mike Newell in late 2003.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

He was named Forbes 5th Highest Paid Celebrity Couple in 2011 with girlfriend Kristen Stewart.

Named GQ (UK) Best Dressed Man of 2009. “Extremely elegant and inspiring, the true essence of a contemporary man.” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, designers.

Awarded Best Actor 2008 at the Strasbourg Film festival for his performance as “Art” in the film How to Be (2008)

Awarded Hello Magazine’s Most Attractive Man Award of 2008.

His Acting Inspiration is Jack Nicholson.

Robert Pattinson at Oscars

Has said that darts and pool are more his sport, and that he made up that he liked snowboarding and soccer for his Harry Potter audition.

Sarah Barry Williams wrote song “She wants to be Mrs Robert Pattinson”.

Robert Pattinson poses for a portrait

He has since been cast as Edward Cullen in the highly-anticipated film, Twilight (2008/I). His music will also be heard in the film. Additionally, Robert has completed upcoming roles as Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes (2008) and Art in How to Be (2008).

He also named AOL Moviefone’s Sexiest Male Star of 2009.

His upcoming movie is Cosmopolis (2012)


Gorgeous Emma Watson

Emma Watson is born on 15 April 1990, an English actress and model who became famous for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. Emma Watson was cast as Hermione at the age of nine, having previously acted only in school plays. From 2001 to 2011, she starred in all eight Harry Potter films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint and is one of the main characters of the series.























Ryan Gosling Stunning Looks

Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a very famous Canadian actor and musician. He has gained fame from the age 12.

His one of the most successful movie to date is 2004’s romantic drama The Notebook. But 2011 was a landmark year for the actor, as he appeared in three mainstream films, romantic comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, crime drama “Drive” and political drama “The Ides of March”.

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Elizabeth Taylor Dies

Elizabeth Rosemond “Liz” Taylor born at 27 February 1932 was an English-American actress. She is one of the most iconic persons in Hollywood history. She died today 23 March 2011 at the age of 79.


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