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History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.  - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Variant: "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people". Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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As quoted in: Jet Magazine, 26 October 1967, p. 30, "Words of the Week"

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Born: January 15, 1929

Died: April 4, 1968 (aged 39)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Leader

Bio: Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.

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