January 25, 2010


King-size words can change world

“I have a dream” is a refrain that changed the course of history. During Emory’s celebration of King Week, these words by Martin Luther King Jr. echoed through the Dobbs University Center Jan. 20 as students, faculty and staff read from speeches and letters of prominent civil rights leaders from around the world.

Among the “Words That Changed the World”:

“Ain’t I a woman?” asked Sojourner Truth.

“The dignity of man requires obedience to a higher law — to the strength of the spirit,” wrote Mohandas Gandhi.

And words continue to change the world today. “What gives me the most hope is the next generation,” said President Barack Obama.

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