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In His Own Words: Billy Graham on Martin Luther King, Jr.

In his autobiography, Billy Graham recounts the moments after hearing of the Dr. Martin Luther King’s death in 1968: ”Not only was I losing a friend through a vicious and senseless killing, but America was losing a social leader and a prophet…” As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are looking back at some other things Billy Graham had to say about his friend.

 

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Few know of the warm relationship between Billy Graham and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read below as Billy Graham reflects on the friendship and leadership encouragement he received from Dr. King and describes how the Bible shaped his attitude toward those of a different race.