In his April 18, 1959 "Address at the Youth March for Integrated Schools," Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. concluded his remarks with this:

"Whatever career you may choose for yourself — doctor, lawyer, teacher — let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it. Become a dedicated fighter for civil rights.
Make it a central part of your life.

It will make you a better doctor, a better lawyer, a better teacher. It will enrich your spirit
as nothing else possibly can. It will give you that rare sense of nobility that can only spring
from love and selflessly helping your fellow man. Make a career of humanity. Commit
yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself,
a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in."

The resources below will help you learn more about careers in peacemaking and related fields, as well as search for open positions and organizations in these fields.


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