Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
January 14, 1929 – April 3, 1968
African American minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.