“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. He was strongly influenced by Howard Thurman, an educator and civil rights leader who had met and conferred with Mahatma Ghandi in earlier years. Martin Luther King, Jr. was inspired by Gandhi’s approach to seeking peaceful solutions via non-violent means.
Martin Luther King, Jr. used non-violence to combat racial inequality, poverty, and the Vietnam War. His message – harmony could only be achieved through peaceful endeavours. With all his heart, he believed peace could be a reality – it was within reach.
Peace on earth begins with unarmed truth and unconditional love.