Fiction about mining has a long tradition – Emile Zola’s ‘Germinal’ and Upton Sinclair’s ‘King Coal’ come to mind – and most readers will be aware of the industry’s harsh conditions.
Yes, I think it’s really important to acknowledge that Dr. King, precisely at the moment of his assassination, was re-conceptualizing the civil rights movement and moving toward a sort of coalitional relationship with the trade union movement.
No person is more convinced than I am of the necessity of giving great splendour and energy to the great hereditary magistracy exercised by the king; but in a free country, there can only be citizens and public officers.
The wing of the Falcon brings to the king, the wing if the crow brings him to the cemetery.
I am, as far as my politics reaches, ‘King and Country’ – no ‘Innovations in Religion and Government’ say I.
I loved Martin Luther King more than a brother.
King’s response to our crisis can be put in one word: revolution. A revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens.
A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah.
I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
I have suffered as much as Martin Luther King. Only I didn’t get the bullet. And I would have taken the bullet if I could have.