Martin Luther King Jr.
“Be the kind of person who not only understands the injustices of this life, but is also willing to do something about them.”
—Father Hesburgh, in the 1986 Commencement address at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A famous photo, taken on June 21, 1964, at a civil rights rally in Soldier Field in Chicago, shows Father Hesburgh together with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., singing "We Shall Overcome."