“Freedom has always been an expensive thing.” “Facing the Challenge of a New Age,” Address Delivered at the First Annual Institute on Nonviolence and Social Change, December 3, 1956, Montgomery, Ala.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) led millions of people in a non-violent movement to bring an end to the segregation of the races in the United States.
The vision of a community of man in which all are free still provides the basis for continued efforts to overcome domination.
His words eloquently express this passion and this faith: “You ought to believe something in life, believe that thing so fervently that you will stand up with it until the end of your days…” express for him how freedom and hope are realized.
He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.