10 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to Make You Take Action

10 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes to Make You Take Action

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” is likely one of the most inspiring things you can read. As the title suggests, King wrote it in jail, and it is essentially a treatise in defense of nonviolent direct action. More broadly, it’s about doing something instead of nothing. It’s a call to action for anybody who sees anything wrong happening. It was written to rally clergymen to King’s cause, to convince them of the righteousness of breaking unjust laws.   It’s easy enough to find inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. quotes, so I chose specifically from his “Letter from …

Read Oprah Winfrey’s Inspiring Golden Globes Speech in Full

Read Oprah Winfrey’s Inspiring Golden Globes Speech in Full

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Veritable bookworm Oprah Winfrey won the Cecil B. Demille Award for lifetime achievement at the 2018 Golden Globes, for which she delivered an incredibly moving acceptance speech. Below is a full transcript. Enjoy!   In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history — “The winner is Sidney Poitier.” Up to the stage came the most elegant man I ever remembered. His tie was white, …