King On Peace
ON PEACE (1964): “Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”
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Read and Discuss MLK’s words, what is he saying? Look at the imagery he uses to get his point across.
” starless midnight of racism and war”
“bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood”,
What does he mean by this? How is racism and war like a “starless midnight?” How is peace and brotherhood like daybreak? What does he mean when he says “…right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant” ? How does this sentence relate to the civil rights movement and the long battle for equality?
What is King saying about peace? Do you agree with him or not? Do you think piece can be achieved even in the face of hatred and war? How? Why?
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