Quotes from Martin Luther King (1-19-14)

The Martin Luther King holiday began a day early at Dumbarton.  Adult Ed chair Roger Gilkeson put Dumbartonians in a celebratory mood on Jan. 19 by beginning the session with a recording of James Taylor's rousing "Shed A Little Light." Then he passed out a collection of provocative quotes by Rev. King, including thoughts such as these:

  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  • I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
  • In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Gilkeson next shared a clip from a timely  conversation between Lucas Johnson of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and Gwendolyn Zohara Simmons, a longtime black-power feminist. The two civil rights leaders were interviewed by Krista Tippett on her Sunday-morning NPR program, "On Being."

--Ginny Finch