Dr. King quotes Charles Summer, stating that being "children of a common Father" is a "more sacred bond" than being a citizen.

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[Underlined: Nationalism] A few generations ago one of our great statesmen, Charles Summer, said, "Not that I love country less, but Humanity more, do I now and here plead the cause of a higher and truer patriotism. I cannot forget that we are men by a more sacred bond than we are citizens -- that we are children of a common Father more than we are Americans."
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