„King subpoened the nation's conscience. He was killed for it.“

"Help", speech to the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (3 March 2007), in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 111
Contexto: [Martin Luther] King subpoened the nation's conscience. He was killed for it.

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