Social progress is never inevitable.

It is not on the wheels of inevitability. Without this persistent work, time itself becomes the ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social stagnation. So I say to you, go out, not as detached spectators, but as individuals involved in the struggle, ready to cooperate with God, ready to cooperate with the forces of the universe, and make the new world a reality. Go out determined to make the ideals of brotherhood a reality for your generation and for your children and for your children’s children, and this will be the great day in our world with this attitude and with this work, we will be able, by the grace of God, to create a new America. – MLK, 1958 Commencement Address, Morgan St College


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