Why We Can't Wait
Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
“Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, 'Wait.' But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim…when you see the vast majority of twenty million Negro brothers smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society; when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six-year-old daughter why she can't go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored children, and see ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form in her little mental sky…when you take a cross-country drive and find it necessary to sleep night after night in the uncomfortable corners of your automobile because no motel will accept you…when…your wife and mother are never given the respected title 'Mrs.'…when you are forever fighting a degenerating sense of 'nobodiness'—then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait. There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair.”
Why We Can't Wait
Martin Luther King's Classic Exploration of the events and forces behind the Civil Rights Movement
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Review: Why We Can't WaitUser Review - Karen - Goodreads
This book is an excellent look into the movement through the eloquent words of MLK JR. himself. Loved it! It really depicts life in 1963 in the South. Read full review
Review: Why We Can't WaitUser Review - Susan - Goodreads
At this time of year when we celebrate the legacy of Marin Luther King, I think is important to read his own words and understand his thinking. I was impressed with the clarity of his plan and the urgency with which he moved forward at this critical time. It is a MUST read for everyone over 15. Read full review
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