Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
10:44:24 - 10:45:13
B&W MS of MLK speaking. "You re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. And whatever affects one directly, effects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be, until you are what you ought to be. The rich man can never be what he ought to be, until the poor man is what he ought to be. John Donne thought it a hundred years ago and placed it in graphic terms, No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. And then he goes on toward the end to say, Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.