The spirit of Lincoln still lives…

…that spirit born of the teachings of the Nazarene, who promised mercy to the merciful, who lifted the lowly, strengthened the weak, ate with publicans, and made the captives free. In the light of this divine example, the doctrines of demagogues shiver in their chaff. Already closer understanding links Saxon and Freedman in mutual sympathy. — MLK, The Negro and the Constitution, May 1944 (King was a junior in high school)

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