The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060646912

Category: Religion

Page: 736

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"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land." These prohetic words, uttered the day before his assassination, challenged those he left behind to see that his "promised land" of racial equality became a reality; a reality to which King devoted the last twelve years of his life. These words and other are commemorated here in the only major one-volume collection of this seminal twentieth-century American prophet's writings, speeches, interviews, and autobiographical reflections. A Testament of Hope contains Martin Luther King, Jr.'s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and more.
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Author: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 178720409X

Category: History

Page: 20

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First published in 1959, this pair of meditations by the revered civil-rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. contains the theological roots of his political and social philosophy of nonviolent activism. Eloquent and passionate, reasoned and sensitive. “AT THE first National Conference on Christian Education of the United Church of Christ, held at Purdue University in the summer of 1958, Martin Luther King presented two notable devotional addresses. Moved by the dear and persuasive quality of his words, many of the 3000 delegates to the conference urged that the meditations be made available in book form. They wanted the book for their own libraries and they were eager to share Dr. King’s vital messages with fellow Christians of other denominations. “In the resolute struggle of American Negroes to achieve complete acceptance as citizens and neighbors the author is recognized as a leader of extraordinary resourcefulness, valor, and skill. His concern for justice and brotherhood and the nonviolent methods that he advocated and uses, are based on a serious commitment to the Christian faith. “As his meditations in this book suggest, Dr. King regards meditation and action as indivisible functions of the religious life. When we think seriously in the presence of the Most High, when in sincerity we “go up to the mountain of the Lord,” the sure event is that “he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths” (Isaiah 2: 3).”
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Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings

Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807000779

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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The classic collection of sixteen sermons preached and compiled by Dr. King As Dr. King prepared for the Birmingham campaign in early 1963, he drafted the final sermons for Strength to Love, a volume of his best-known homilies. King had begun working on the sermons during a fortnight in jail in July 1962. Having been arrested for holding a prayer vigil outside Albany City Hall, King and Ralph Abernathy shared a jail cell for fifteen days that was, according to King, ‘‘dirty, filthy, and ill-equipped’’ and “the worse I have ever seen.” While behind bars, he spent uninterrupted time preparing the drafts for classic sermons such as “Loving Your Enemies,” “Love in Action,” and “Shattered Dreams,” and continued to work on the volume after his release. A Gift of Love includes these classic sermons, along with two new preachings. Collectively they present King’s fusion of Christian teachings and social consciousness, and promote his prescient vision of love as a social and political force for change. From the Hardcover edition.
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Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062505521

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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"HIS LIFE INFORMED US, HIS DREAMS SUSTAIN US" -from the Citation of the posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., July 4,1977 Martin Luther King's twenty most memorable writings and s
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The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Clayborne Carson,Kris Shepard

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759520089

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 9062

This companion volume to "A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr". includes the text of his most well-known oration, "I Have a Dream", his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, and "Beyond Vietnam", a powerful plea to end the ongoing conflict. Includes contributions from Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin, the Dalai Lama, and many others.
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"I Have a Dream" and Other Great Writings

Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807033049

Category: History

Page: 192

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A collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, available for the first time as an ebook The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate collection of Dr. King's most inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly available for the first time as an ebook. Here, in Dr. King's own words, are writings that reveal an intellectual struggle and growth as fierce and alive as any chronicle of his political life could possibly be. Included amongst the twenty selections are Dr. King's most influential and persuasive works such as "I Have a Dream" and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" but also the essay "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence," and his last sermon "I See the Promised Land," preached the day before he was assassinated. Published in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. includes twenty selections that celebrate the life's work of our most visionary thinkers. Collectively, they bring us Dr. King in many roles—philosopher, theologian, orator, essayist, and author—and further cement the most powerful and enduring words of a man who touched the conscience of the nation and world.
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Author: Rufus Burrow

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664232841

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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This book, with dozens of illustrations by artist Ron Hill, is written for a broad audience. It explores King's legacy, the continuing importance of his work, and his quest for “the beloved community,” and will serve as an excellent introduction to King's life and thinking.
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Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Clayborne Carson,Peter Holloran

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759520194

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8282

Warner Books, in conjunction with Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., presents an extraordinary collection of sermons by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-many never before published-along with introductions an documentary of the world's leading ministers & theologians.
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Quotations from the Speeches, Essays, and Books of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.,Coretta Scott King

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312199906

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 6637

Quotations by the civil rights leader cover such issues as race, justice, and human dignity
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Author: Clayborne Carson

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759520372

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 496

First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day.
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Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Tommie Shelby

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067491984X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, assassination, his political thought remains underappreciated. Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry, along with a cast of distinguished contributors, engage critically with King’s understudied writings on a wide range of compelling, challenging topics and rethink the legacy of this towering figure.
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Writings by Advocates of Peace

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807014073

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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A stirring anthology of writings about peace and nonviolence from Buddha to Arundhati Roy As you read this, America is at war. President Bush declared a "war on terrorism" and 90 percent of the American people believed he was doing the right thing. But is there another way? From Buddha in the pre-Christian era to the most recent declaration of peace principles by Nobel laureates, nonviolence has always been an alternative. With an introduction by Howard Zinn about September 11 and the U.S. response to the terrorist attacks, The Power of Nonviolence presents the most salient and persuasive arguments for peace in the last 2,500 years of human history. Included are some of the most original thinkers and writings about peace and nonviolence—Buddha, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience," Jane Addams, William Penn on "the end of war," Dorothy Day's position on "Pacifism," Erich Fromm, and Rajendra Prasad. Supplementing the classic voices are more recent advocates' arguments for peace: Albert Camus' "Neither Victims Nor Executioners," A. J. Muste's impressive "Getting Rid of War," Martin Luther King's influential "Declaration of Independence from the War in Viet Nam," and Arundhati Roy's "War Is Peace," plus many others. Arranged chronologically, covering the major conflagrations of the world in the last hundred years, including the war in Afghanistan, The Power of Nonviolence is a compelling step forward in the study of pacifism, a timely anthology that fills a void for people looking for responses to crisis that are not based on guns or bombs.
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Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807034525

Category: History

Page: 320

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A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X “The radical King was a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people in the class struggle taking place in capitalist societies. . . . The response of the radical King to our catastrophic moment can be put in one word: revolution—a revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life, and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens. . . . Could it be that we know so little of the radical King because such courage defies our market-driven world?” —Cornel West, from the Introduction Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became perhaps the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King's revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. As West writes, “Although much of America did not know the radical King—and too few know today—the FBI and US government did. They called him 'the most dangerous man in America.' . . . This book unearths a radical King that we can no longer sanitize.” From the Hardcover edition.
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The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr

Author: Lewis V. Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195380312

Category: History

Page: 365

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Before he was a civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a man of the church. His father was a pastor, and much of young Martin's time was spent in Baptist churches. He went on to seminary and received a Ph.D. in theology. In 1953, he took over leadership of Dexter AvenueBaptist Church in Atlanta. The church was his home. But, as he began working for civil rights, King became a fierce critic of the churches, both black and white. He railed against white Christian leaders who urged him to be patient in the struggle - or even opposed civil rights altogether. And,while the black church was the platform from which King launched the struggle for civil rights, he was deeply ambivalent toward the church as an institution, and saw it as in constant need of reform. In this book, Lewis Baldwin explores King's complex relationship with the Christian church, from hisdays growing up at Ebenezer Baptist, to his work as a pastor, to his battles with American churches over civil rights, to his vision for the global church. King, Baldwin argues, had a robust and multifaceted view of the nature and purpose of the church that serves as a model for the church in the21st century.
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Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557099471

Category: Reference

Page: 36

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a central figure in the Civil Rights movement and a leading advocate of non-violence. Collected here are more than 75 quotations from the inspiring speaker.
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The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612196160

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 115

View: 9683

Martin Luther King, Jr. had great success in helping to end segregation and the disenfranchisement of African-Americans. His famous 'I Have A Dream' speech described a vision of racial equality in America that inspired millions. A true icon, whose insistence on equality and peace defined the Civil Rights Movement and forever changed the course of American history, his words and interviews are collected here in a unique volume, highlighting the wisdom and teachings he shared with the world.
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The True Martin Luther King, Jr

Author: Michael Eric Dyson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684867761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 404

View: 1039

Arguing that Martin Luther King, Jr., should stand beside the Founding Fathers in terms of his significance to American history, the author serves up a compelling portrait of a personally flawed but nevertheless great leader.
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A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Stephen B. Oates

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061952184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 1505

Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award, this brilliant examination of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. portrays a very real man and his dream that shaped America's history.
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Chaos Or Community?

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.)

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780807000762

Category: History

Page: 223

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The celebrated civil rights leader outlines the trends in the African American struggle during the sixties, and pleads for peaceful coexistence between the African American and white communities.
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