Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr.Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr., (1908-81) American lawyer, judge, politician, diplomat and clergyman from the south side of Chicago.

Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr. Quote

“We, Negro Americans, sing with all loyal Americans:
My country 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrims' pride
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!

That's exactly what we mean -- from every mountain side, let freedom ring. Not only from the Green Mountains and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire; not only from the Catskills of New York; but from the Ozarks in Arkansas, from the Stone Mountain in Georgia, from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia -- let it ring not only for the minorities of the United States, but for the disinherited of all the earth -- may the Republican Party, under God, from every mountainside, LET FREEDOM RING!”

Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr.Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr.
~ Rev. Archibald Carey, Jr.

Speech at Republican National Convention, 1952

Ratings and Comments

michael morgan, San Jose, CA

Wow. Worthy of MLKjr at his best.

E Archer, NYC

People may recognize parts of this quote in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech in Washington, D.C. ten years later.

sonu, troy, MI

wow!! this quote really touches your heart! it kinda opens your eyes to a whole new world of love and peace, well lets hope MLKs dreamm still rides on forever!!

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im    1/12/09


rose, NYC
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rose, NYC    1/19/09

yes there are some parts that are similar and MlK may have borrowed the song idea but it is not plagerized! it is not word for word!. The 2 were actually friends

Cassie, MN

thats right!!! i love it :D

Selisa, Chicago

This is my Great-Grandfather. Amazing... the story was never told.

Suzy Q, Bellevue, WA

Just.......Beautifully written.

Anonymous, lyon

Incroyable, les dernires phrases ne sont pas les mmes. Martin Luther King s'en est donc inspir. Du ou pas, il reste que MLK tait un grand homme.

Amar M., lyon

amazing, i understand now . But martin Luther king was a great leader for all the people, he fight for the injustice.

David Cooper, Mannington, NJ

Let us not just admire it; let us teach it. And pass it on.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

Let freedom ring ! From sea to shining sea !

Terence Marion, Wyoming Michigan

Send this quote to the Republician party & the Tea Party. They have " BOTH " lost there way.

Mike, Pleasant Hill

Ironically today's so-called civil rights leaders have repudiated everything that Rev. Martin Luther King Junior Ever stood for especially Kings belief in nonviolence. King believed that violence was unproductive and would eventually destroy the movement as hatred would develop.
Thus the rise of the young black hatred mob (BLM) that are easily led as useful idiots By self-proclaimed trained Marxists. King was right about nonviolence, his dream of a colorblind society has been kicked to the curb!

jim k, Austin

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