427 – “I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. … Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”

–Martin Luther King Jr.

Quote Number:  472

Source: King Jr, Martin Luther. Letter from Birmingham Jail. April 16, 1963. Online here from The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford. A text version is online here.

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