From President Obama’s 2013 Commencement Speech at Morehouse College:
“Dr. King was just 15-years-old when he enrolled here at Morehouse. He was an unknown, undersized, unassuming young freshman who lived at home with his parents. I think it’s fair to say he wasn’t the coolest kid on campus; for the suits he wore, his classmates called him “Tweed.” But his education at Morehouse helped to forge the intellect, the soul force, the disciple and compassion that would transform America. It was here that he was introduced to the writings of Gandhi, and Thoreau, and the theory of civil disobedience. It was here that professors encouraged him to look past the world as it was and fight for the world as it should be.
“And it was here, at Morehouse, as Dr. King later wrote, where ‘I realized that nobody…was afraid.’”
–Read the entire speech via Atlanta Journal-Constitution