In his 1967 "Steeler Lecture," Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." The "Steeler Lecture" was one of five sermons published in a book called "Conscience for Change," republished as "The Trumpet of Conscience" after King's death.Continue Reading
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a political activist who advocated for social and legal change through non-violent means. His efforts focused on the disenfranchised black community and racial inequality. King was a key figure in the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, the March on Washington and Poor People's Campaign. King spent only 13 years as a prominent political activist before he was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in a hotel in Tennessee.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. attended Morehouse College and Crozer Theological Seminary, and then received a doctorate from Boston University?s School of Theology. King's father was a preacher, and after he received formal education in theology, King joined his father in his religious duties and became a renowned preacher and lecturer in his own right. The "Steeler Lecture" is one of many speeches remembered as King's legacy. Other famous lectures include "I Have a Dream," "I've Been to the Mountaintop" and "How Long? Not Long."Learn more about Modern History