The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Second Edition
Martin Luther King, Jr., had hoped to be a Baptist preacher in a Southern city. Instead, by the time he was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39, he had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and had led millions of people in a nonviolent movement that shattered forever the Southern system of segregation of the races. His eloquent, passionate advocacy of civil and human rights, rooted in the techniques of peaceful demonstration pioneered by Mahatma Gandhi, brought a new dimension of dignity to people's lives and a new hope for freedom and the community of man.
Throughout his brief life, his words communicated his vision, his passion, and his faith, and they demonstrated his gift to inspire others to follow his lead. He asked to be remembered as a "drum major for justice," and he is.
Created as a living memorial to the philosophies and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this essential volume includes more than 120 quotations from the greatest civil rights leader's speeches, sermons, and writings, along with 16 historical photographs. Selected and introduced by Coretta Scott King, this book helps keep the dream alive by focusing on seven areas of his concern: the community of man, racism,civil rights, justice and freedom, faith and religion, nonviolence, and peace. The message these words convey is as inspiring and fundamental to life today as it ever was during his lifetime. As Dr. King said, "Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. . . .This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action."
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Review: The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.User Review - Angela - Goodreads
Read this book on the plan to Africa. Martin Luther King was a great writer and a great speaker. So by nature this book is enjoyable for what it has to say. However, I did not like the presentation ... Read full review
Review: The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.User Review - Lane Willson - Goodreads
Of course the words of Dr.King are incredibly powerful and have shaped generations, but my disappointment with the book is that it contains too few of his words. While this is a great reference of his ... Read full review
THE COMMUNITY OF MAN
JUSTICE AND FREEDOM
FAITH AND RELIGION
Excerpt from the speech given April 3 1968
Excerpt from the speech given August 28 1963
Proclamation of Martin Luther King Jr Day by the President of the United States