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Your very favorite librarian: MLK Jr's Speech at Oberlin College (my Alma Mater)


“Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution”

Commencement Address for Oberlin College

By Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

June 1965, Oberlin Ohio

“[Oberlin College] President Carr, members of the faculty, and members of the graduating class of this great institution of learning,…

We’ve been quoting it all day, and so have you! Nice!

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What we are facing today is the fact that through our scientific and technological genius we’ve made of this world a neighborhood. And now through our moral and ethical commitment we must make of it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers - or we will all perish together as fools.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his 1965 Oberlin commencement address, “Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution.”

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