"We, Negro Americans, sing with all loyal Americans:
My country 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrims' pride
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!
That's exactly what we mean --
from every mountain side, let freedom ring.
Not only from the Green Mountains and White Mountains
of Vermont and New Hampshire;
not only from the Catskills of New York;
but from the Ozarks in Arkansas,
from the Stone Mountain in Georgia,
from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
-- let it ring not only for the minorities of the United States,
but for the disinherited of all the earth --
may the Republican Party, under God, from every mountainside,
Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr.
(1908-81) American lawyer, judge, politician, diplomat and clergyman from the south side of Chicago.
Speech at Republican National Convention, 1952
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Wow. Worthy of MLKjr at his best.
 -- michael morgan, San Jose, CA     
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    People may recognize parts of this quote in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington, D.C. ten years later.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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     -- Anonymous      
    wow!! this quote really touches your heart! it kinda opens your eyes to a whole new world of love and peace, well lets hope MLKs dreamm still rides on forever!!
     -- sonu, troy, MI     
     -- im     
    yes there are some parts that are similar and MlK may have borrowed the song idea but it is not plagerized! it is not word for word!. The 2 were actually friends
     -- rose, NYC     
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    thats right!!! i love it :D
     -- Cassie, MN     
    This is my Great-Grandfather. Amazing... the story was never told.
     -- Selisa, Chicago     
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    Just.......Beautifully written.
     -- Suzy Q, Bellevue, WA     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    Incroyable, les dernires phrases ne sont pas les mmes. Martin Luther King s'en est donc inspir. Du ou pas, il reste que MLK tait un grand homme.
     -- Anonymous, lyon     
    amazing, i understand now . But martin Luther king was a great leader for all the people, he fight for the injustice.
     -- Amar M., lyon     
     -- Robert, St. Emilion      
    Let us not just admire it; let us teach it. And pass it on.
     -- David Cooper, Mannington, NJ     
    Let freedom ring ! From sea to shining sea !
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
     -- jim k, austin tx      
    Send this quote to the Republician party & the Tea Party. They have " BOTH " lost there way.
     -- Terence Marion, Wyoming Michigan     
    Ironically today's so-called civil rights leaders have repudiated everything that Rev. Martin Luther King Junior Ever stood for especially Kings belief in nonviolence. King believed that violence was unproductive and would eventually destroy the movement as hatred would develop.
    Thus the rise of the young black hatred mob (BLM) that are easily led as useful idiots By self-proclaimed trained Marxists. King was right about nonviolence, his dream of a colorblind society has been kicked to the curb!
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    To the editor: I tried to donate ,  but when I hit  "Donate Now" , nothing happened.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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