peaceful resistance to a government
It is no longer a choice between violence and
nonviolence in this world; it's
nonviolence or nonexistence.
the state of being clean and conducive to health
The issue is the refusal of Memphis to be fair and honest in its dealings with its public servants, who happen to be
an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown
And then we would be thrown in the
paddy wagons, and sometimes we were stacked in there like sardines in a can.
as from an altitude or distance
And you know, if I were standing at the beginning of time, with the possibility of taking a kind of general and
panoramic view of the whole of human history up to now, and the Almighty said to me, "Martin Luther King, which age would you like to live in?"
a judicial remedy to prohibit a party from doing something
injunctions: We have an
injunction and we're going into court tomorrow morning to fight this illegal, unconstitutional
the large artery carrying blood from the heart to the body
And that blade had gone through, and the X-rays revealed that the tip of the blade was on the edge of my
aorta, the main artery.
uncertain in purpose or action
I would come on up even to 1863, and watch a
vacillating President by the name of Abraham Lincoln finally come to the conclusion that he had to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.
a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office
We aren't going to let any
mace stop us.
a list of matters to be taken up, as at a meeting
"God sent us by here, to say to you that you're not treating his children right. And we've come by here to ask you to make the first item on your
agenda fair treatment, where God's children are concerned. Now, if you are not prepared to do that, we do have an
agenda that we must follow. And our
agenda calls for withdrawing economic support from you."
of a government with an authority exerting absolute control
If I lived in China or even Russia, or any
totalitarian country, maybe I could understand some of these illegal injunctions.
work hard to come to terms with or deal with something
And another reason that I'm happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we are going to have to
grapple with the problems that men have been trying to
grapple with through history, but the demands didn't force them to do it.
act of reducing or depriving of weapons
We are masters in our nonviolent movement in
disarming police forces; they don't know what to do.
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
I would go on, even to the great
heyday of the Roman Empire.
small fishes found in great schools along coasts of Europe
And then we would be thrown in the paddy wagons, and sometimes we were stacked in there like
sardines in a can.
the property of having lived for a considerable time
Longevity has its place.
administer an oil or ointment to, often ceremonially
Somehow the preacher must say with Jesus, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath
anointed me," and he's
anointed me to deal with the problems of the poor."
involving an entity that produces an effect
Maybe they felt that it was better to deal with the problem from the
causal root, rather than to get bogged down with an individual effect.
move or cause to move in a sinuous or circular course
It's a winding,
tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
conducive for ambushing.
done by or characteristic of individuals acting together
Never stop and forget that collectively -- that means all of us together -- collectively we are richer than all the nations in the world, with the exception of nine.
pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into
And once that's
punctured, your drowned in your own blood -- that's the end of you.
the act of keeping apart
If I had sneezed, I wouldn't have been around here in 1961, when we decided to take a ride for freedom and ended
segregation in inter-state travel.
a person authorized to act for another
He got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by
a short moral story
And as soon as we got on that road, I said to my wife, "I can see why Jesus used this as the setting for his
characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
I would even come up to the day of the Renaissance, and get a quick picture of all that the Renaissance did for the cultural and
aesthetic life of man.