A Love Supreme

10 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2015 Last revised: 1 Aug 2017

Gregory Scott Parks

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Date Written: January 22, 2015


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sought to inspire humanity toward a love ethic. To commemorate his legacy, this speech, to later be published, speaks to what it means to love the least of these. It underscores the need for a foundation for love that more than exists and is transformative -- a love based on love of the minority (especially self love), a love of the majority through understanding, a love of country through honest critique, and drawing from a source of love (a higher power). In the end, love must not waver or be clouded by fear. Only then can it be triumphant.

Keywords: Martin Luther King, Love, Social Justice

Suggested Citation

Parks, Gregory Scott, A Love Supreme (January 22, 2015). Villanova Law Review, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2554054 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2554054

Gregory Scott Parks (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States
3367582170 (Phone)

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