As our country recognizes, remembers and rededicates itself to the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., theOUTfront.com can pay no better tribute to the civil rights pioneer, upon whose shoulders the Gay Rights struggle stands, than in his own inspiring words.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.”
“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”
“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
“…And when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
‘Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’”
Below is our all time favorite civil rights song. We hope you like it as much as we do.