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How Long, Not Long (AKA Our God Is Marching On)

March 25, 1965. Montgomery, Ala.

Background:

"How Long, Not Long" is the popular name given to the public speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after the successful completion of the Selma to Montgomery March on March 25, 1965. The speech is also sometimes referred to as "Our God Is Marching On!"

Key Quotes:

"How long? Not long, because 'no lie can live forever."

"How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

Commentary:

'Our God is Marching On': Dr. Martin Luther King's 1965 speech on voting rights resonates still - Marc Ramirez write how MLK in this speech addressed issues ranging from segregation and poverty to nuclear proliferation and the Vietnam War and that all these issues are still very relavant and ongoing to this day.

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