Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

“I have a dream,” may be one of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most famous quotes. It is from a speech he delivered on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial. Here’s a handful of sites where you can discover more of Dr. King’s quotations.

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The Atlantic: Anatomy of a Fake Quotation5 stars

This story might seem a bit off topic, but it's a very important lesson for anyone using the Internet to source quotes. Writer and editor Megan McArdle describes how she discovered that a viral quote attributed to Dr. King was not his. The incident happened after the killing of Osama bin Laden. The fake quote was: "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy."

BrainyQuote: Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes5 stars

BrainyQuote is my go-to site for quotes, although I always wish their author biographies were a bit meatier. For Dr. King, they host about sixty quotes, each with the usual sharing options for Twitter and Facebook. What's unique here is the Share as Image option, which allows you to customize a quote graphic that can be shared. Very cool.

Google Images: Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes5 stars

I've never featured a Google Images search before, but with the popularity of quote images, I figured this was interesting addition. Clicking on any image will give you the option of visiting the originated web page, and also display eight related images. As with any Internet search, adult supervision is prudent.

NAACP Honors Dr. King's Legacy5 stars

"The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of a beloved community. A boycott is never an end within itself. It is merely a means to awaken a sense of shame within the oppressor but the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption." This one-page biography from the NAACP is sprinkled with quotes. It also includes links to three of Dr. King's most important speeches, and a list of related online resources.

Pinterest: Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes5 stars

This Pinterest search displays image quotes from all across Pinterest. From this collection, you can jump to more sites with Dr. King quotes (by clicking twice on any individual pin) or visit the Pinterest boards and pinners that feature Dr. King. This is a great quote collection for those that prefer a graphic interface over a text-based one.

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Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!


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