I Have a Dream - 40th Anniversary Edition: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World

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Harper Collins, Jan 30, 1992 - Religion - 256 pages
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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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blew me away. Letter from Birmingham Jail, I Have a Dream, beautiful imagery, deadly accurate. Read full review

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Our world was once not as kind and as liberal as we seem today. In the past, there was a time period in which people discriminated each other due to their skin color. Many colored people had their ... Read full review

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Contents

Our Struggle 1956
3
Facing the Challenge of a New Age 1957
14
The Power of Nonviolence 1958
29
Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools 1959
34
The Dream Enters World History 19591964
37
My Trip to the Land of Gandhi 1959
39
The Social Organization of Nonviolence 1959
49
Pilgrimage to Nonviolence 1960
54
The Dream Is Deferred 19631968
113
Eulogy for the Martyred Children 1963
115
Our God Is Marching On 1965
119
Nonviolence The Only Road to Freedom 1966
125
A Time to Break Silence 1967
135
Black Power Defined 1967
153
A Prophet Foresees the Future 19671968
167
Where Do We Go from Here? 1967
169

The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness 1960
63
The Time for Freedom Has Come 1961
73
Letter from a Birmingham Jail 1963
83
I Have a Dream 1963
101
Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech 1964
107
The Drum Major Instinct 1968
180
I See the Promised Land 1968
193
Index
204
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Page xvi - One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war.
Page 152 - truth alone is strong; Though her portion be the scaffold, And upon the throne be wrong: Yet that scaffold sways the future, And behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow Keeping watch above his own.
Page 106 - men, Jews and Gentiles, Catholics and Protestants—will be able to join hands and to sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last, free at last; thank God Almighty, we are free at last.
Page xii - And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land... . And I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
Page 21 - We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization. There is still a voice crying out in terms that echo across the generations, saying: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you, that you may be the children of your Father which is in Heaven. we
Page xxi - Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
Page 81 - They are seeking to save the soul of America. They are taking our whole nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the Founding Fathers in the formulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. In sitting down at the lunch counters, they are in reality standing up for the best in the American dream.
Page 27 - Yes, let it ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado, from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, from the mighty Alleghenies of Pennsylvania, from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that. Let freedom ring from every
Page 145 - I speak for the poor of America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), civil rights leader, advocate of worldwide social justice, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, inspired and sustained the struggle for freedom, nonviolence, and interracial unity. His words and deeds continue to shape the lives and destinies of millions.

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