Quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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“If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1964
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1964

“Quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” sources: Trikosko, Marion S, photographer. Martin Luther King press conference / MST. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003688129/> & Wikimedia Commons / The Seattle Times

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