Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King Junior was a social activist who used nonviolent civil disobedience to oppose segregation and advance civil right in the United States. King delivered his now famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial as part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. The March and this speech happened at a critical point in the American Civil Rights Movement, which opposed racial segregation and discrimination (especially in the southern states) and aimed to enforce the constitutional and legal rights of all African Americans. Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated  in 1968 for his leadership of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King’s legacy extends beyond the civil rights movement, and he continues to inspire many (including HeartBeatsHate) others in their work for a better, more just world.