DuBose and Carol Porter will begin the celebration for Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Dublin, Georgia.
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
delivered his first speech
in Dublin, Georgia
at the First African Baptist Church in 1944.
Here is an excerpt from that speech:
"We cannot have an enlightened democracy with one great group living in ignorance. We cannot have a healthy nation with one-tenth of the people ill-nourished, sick, harboring germs of disease which recognize no color lines-obey no Jim Crow laws. We cannot have a nation orderly and sound with one group so ground down and thwarted that it is almost forced into unsocial attitudes and crime. We cannot be truly Christian people so long as we flout the central teachings of Jesus: brotherly love and the Golden Rule. We cannot come to full prosperity with one great group so ill-delayed that it cannot buy goods. So as we gird ourselves to defend democracy from foreign attack, let us see to it that increasingly at home we give fair play and free opportunity for all people."- MLK as a young man
Here is another speech of which you may be more familiar:
All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.