Martin Luther King Day 2015

Quotes for you to contemplate today, Martin Luther King day, 2015.  Slavery and civil rights go hand in hand; both need to be continually addressed and corrected by the masses.  We are all EQUAL, all deserve to be FREE and all have the right to be treated with RESPECT. 

 
“I am working towards a Star Trek world –
where we are all equal and our uniqueness
is celebrated and racism and slavery are
nowhere to be found.”
Alice Keesey Mecoy
Great great great granddaughter of 
John Brown, Abolitionist

“Our lives begin to end the day we become 
silent about things that matter.”
Martin Luther King, Jr 
“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, 
I have a strong impulse to see it tried 
on him personally.”
Abraham Lincoln 

“Slavery stands as an affront to human dignity.”
― Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the 
path from slavery to freedom.
There are many kinds of slavery and many
kinds of freedom, but reading is still the Path.”
Carl Sagan  
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor;
it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.  
 “I am naturally anti-slavery. 
If slavery is not wrong,
nothing is wrong.”
–Abraham Lincoln

“And oft the blessed time foretells
When all men shall be free;
And musical, as silver bells,
Their falling chains shall be.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poems on Slavery.
“Slavery, throughout its entire existence in the United States, 
is none other than the most barbarous, unprovoked and 
unjustifiable war of one portion of its citizens against 
another portion, the only conditions of which are perpetual 
imprisonment and hopeless servitude, or absolute extermination, 
in utter disregard and violation of those eternal and self-evident 
truths set forth in our Declaration of Independence.”
–John Brown