"I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive."
by:
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929-1968) US civil rights leader
Source:
Speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.
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 -- Anonymous      
Beyond the here specifically focused audience, the sentiment, practicality and application of the whole embraces all those seeking inalienable rights and liberty. The greater the effort to right the despotism and tyranny of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land, the greater the trials, tribulation and storms of persecution.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    This was part of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech, and I have a dream that someday more Negros will judge Caucasians by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.
     -- Durham, Birmingham, AL     
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     -- Mary, MI      
    The struggle for Liberty is continuous!  The rise of the police state is a natural function of authoritarianism.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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