Stanford in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“It may well be that we will have to repeat in this generation, not merely for the vitriolic words of the bad people and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, ‘Wait on time.’ Somewhere we must come to see that social progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals, and without this hard work time itself becomes an ally of the primitive forces of social stagnation. So we must help time. We must realize that the time is always right to do right.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 14, 1967.
Stanford University honors the life of Dr. King and commemorates the occasion of his remarks to our community.
May 1, 2004
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 23, 1964.
Location. 37° 25.72′ N, 122° 10′ W. Marker is in Stanford, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Serra Mall west of Campus Drive. Marker is located on the Stanford University campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 551 Serra Mall, Stanford CA 94305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Motion Picture Research Commemoration (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gordon Hampton Oak (approx. ¼ mile away); The Gates of Hell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lou Henry Hoover House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Development of Motion Pictures (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hostess House (approx. one mile away); Electronics Research Laboratory (approx. one mile away); Uncle Jim’s Cabin (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanford.
More about this marker. Commemorative plaque is monumented near the south entrance to Stanford Memorial Auditorium.
Also see . . . Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, April 14th 1967, Stanford University. (Submitted on April 2, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
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