Dr. King in Durham:

"You students of North Carolina…have taken the undying and passionate yearning for freedom and filtered it in your own soul and fashioned it into a creative protest that is destined to be one of the glowing epics of our time…. What is fresh, what is new in your fight is the fact that it was initiated, fed and sustained by students. What is new is that American students have come of age. You now take your honored place in the world-wide struggle for freedom."

–Martin Luther King Jr. in Durham, NC, Feb. 16, 1960