Quotation by Jimmy Carter

Martin Luther King, Jr., was the conscience of his generation.... He and I grew up in the same South, he the son of a clergyman, I the son of a farmer. We both knew from opposite sides, the invisible wall of racial segregation.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. A Government as Good as Its People, pp. 109-10, New York: Simon and Schuster (1977).

From a speech dedicating a new wing of the Martin Luther King Hospital in Los Angeles, June 1, 1976.
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